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The finish, whether paint, wax, stain, or something else, can make or break a project. What are your tips and questions regarding finishes?

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A Group-Think Game: Satin/Gloss Poly

12-20-2015 12:32 AM by LostHasher

—This thread is awesome because I’m not going to ask a question.&...

5 12-21-2015 03:56 PM
View MAC_addy's profile

Difference between Ryobi and Makita belt sander.

12-14-2015 09:36 PM by MAC_addy

Good morning all! So I’m looking at purchasing a belt sander. I need...

14 12-21-2015 01:11 AM
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Did I over Oil thecutting board?

12-20-2015 02:18 PM by becikeja

I made my first cutting board for a Christmas present this year. End grain a...

10 12-21-2015 12:45 AM
View AAANDRRREW's profile

Type of sprayer for poly? Gravity? Traditional? LVLP? HVLP?

12-20-2015 01:47 AM by AAANDRRREW

Hi all. My buddy has been telling me how great spraying poly is. I decide...

15 12-20-2015 08:27 PM
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Major issues with Minwax poly

04-10-2015 01:30 PM by AAANDRRREW

Hi All,New to the woodworking game. I built a nice red oak tv stand. Some pl...

51 12-20-2015 03:02 PM
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Need help cleaning old wood - believed to be smoking residue

08-31-2015 03:54 PM by ezgnann

I have a picture of me an infant that is printed on wood. The picture is cove...

8 12-20-2015 12:50 AM
View McFly's profile

Looks like I done fudged up my cutting board!

12-19-2015 04:52 PM by McFly

Decided to make a pair of cutting boards for family and all I had on hand to ...

7 12-19-2015 10:59 PM
View tblake1984's profile

Blue lint in spray finish

12-19-2015 04:53 PM by tblake1984

Hey everyone. I am finishing a vanity I built. I sprayed it with GF white...

1 12-19-2015 05:03 PM
View rustfever's profile

Re-using sanding belts

12-14-2015 04:20 AM by rustfever

I had been told that you can clean and re-use type X and Y cloth backed sandi...

9 12-19-2015 04:35 AM
View DonJ's profile

Two questions

12-18-2015 08:17 PM by DonJ

1. I have a box I’m building that has many, many, many coats of lacque...

1 12-18-2015 08:53 PM
View CanKuhn's profile

Odorless oils with a fast drying time.

12-13-2015 02:05 PM by CanKuhn

I’m a woodshop teacher and have used Boiled Linseed oil for finishing our pro...

16 12-17-2015 08:20 PM
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Restoring cedar chest

12-17-2015 01:31 AM by FancyShoes

I got a old cedar chest out of the attic of my great uncle, and sanding down ...

2 12-17-2015 03:13 AM
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Sandpaper - Some Questions

12-09-2015 10:30 PM by Kazooman

I just realized my stash of sandpaper is very low on the grits I commonly use...

19 12-16-2015 11:26 AM
View Clint Searl's profile

Fabric veneer

12-07-2015 08:00 PM by Clint Searl

I want to veneer cotton fabric to a pair of 15×48 doors that I’m r...

8 12-16-2015 04:32 AM
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"Striped" finish on Mahogany

12-14-2015 09:36 PM by JamesWiggins

I’m trying to achieve this finish on a solid mahogany dining table I am...

3 12-15-2015 02:25 PM
View Mitchell Blankenship's profile

Minwax tung oil finish questions need help!!

12-15-2015 01:29 AM by Mitchell Blankenship

Well everyone I have a question and that needs answered fast so I am turning ...

8 12-15-2015 03:14 AM
View noosh4's profile

To POLY or not to POLY??

12-10-2015 06:09 PM by noosh4

I just made a table out of some rough sewn poplar, which I know isn’t t...

4 12-14-2015 03:14 PM
View FancyShoes's profile

Mineral oil

12-13-2015 02:24 AM by FancyShoes

What does this mineral oil do for the wood? Do you have to apply any other ki...

4 12-13-2015 03:54 AM
View Eric's profile

PreCat over Watco Lacquer

12-12-2015 09:15 PM by Eric

A while back a finished an entertainment center with the standard Watco lacqu...

1 12-13-2015 12:45 AM
View bowtiefoster's profile

Trying to achieve this finish

12-09-2015 07:27 PM by bowtiefoster

Hello all! First, thank you for taking the time to help me! I am trying to...

9 12-12-2015 04:13 PM

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