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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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Which finish to use?

01-14-2014 04:39 AM by mds4752

My sister has a small desk that she’s asking me to help with. One of he...

4 01-14-2014 10:26 PM
View gfadvm's profile

Shellac - Flakes vs Canned?

01-12-2014 02:20 AM by gfadvm

What are the advantages to mixing your own shellac vs just buying the ready t...

43 01-14-2014 05:54 PM
View redmosquito1's profile

Gel stain and shellac question

01-14-2014 06:08 AM by redmosquito1

Hello fellow LumberJocks,I’m getting ready to finish my cherry wood nig...

4 01-14-2014 02:12 PM
View Kaleb the Swede's profile

Danish oil recipe?

01-13-2014 06:02 PM by Kaleb the Swede

I love Danish oil. The simplicity of it and how it makes the wood look is fo...

14 01-14-2014 02:12 AM
View Sawdust2012's profile

its always something...white spots in water based poly

01-13-2014 05:47 PM by Sawdust2012

After putting a second coat of water based poly on some Walnut, I began to no...

1 01-13-2014 10:53 PM
View Matt in Franklin's profile

Suggestion for finishing Crosscut Sled

01-10-2014 12:51 PM by Matt in Franklin

I recently built myself a new crosscut sled dedicated to smaller cuts so that...

15 01-13-2014 04:39 PM
View Biltsharp's profile

Vacuum impregnating oil finishes?

01-08-2014 04:56 PM by Biltsharp

Hello First post here, I usually find an answer to my question on here alr...

2 01-13-2014 02:20 PM
View jmos's profile

My Shellac Flakes Won't Dissolve?

01-12-2014 02:33 PM by jmos

I’ve been using shellac for a while, and have some experience, but I...

10 01-13-2014 12:58 PM
View Sawdust2012's profile

surface mount hinges and finishing

01-12-2014 04:45 PM by Sawdust2012

This may be remedial stuff, but…Attaching non-morticed hinges to a blan...

0 01-12-2014 04:45 PM
View Purrmaster's profile

Recommendations for finishing walnut?

01-10-2014 03:39 AM by Purrmaster

Cripes, it’s been a while since I posted…. I picked up some wa...

14 01-11-2014 11:54 PM
View MT_Stringer's profile (online now)

Kitchen Cabinet Finish Suggestions needed

01-11-2014 07:43 PM by MT_Stringer

When I get ready to apply the finish to my kitchen cabinets, they will be sta...

2 01-11-2014 10:03 PM
View andy_P's profile

Rockler Mixing Mate

01-09-2014 04:54 AM by andy_P

Just curious if anyone has had some experience with Rockler’s Mixing Ma...

4 01-10-2014 03:17 PM
View Slingshotman's profile

Zebra wood slingshot and some questions

10-14-2013 10:35 AM by Slingshotman

I am new on this forum and would like to show my most recent work. All I rea...

2 01-10-2014 01:23 PM
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Koa table top trouble

01-08-2014 04:58 PM by DanFinn

Hello everyone, I am having trouble finishing a Koa coffee table top. I w...

6 01-10-2014 08:16 AM
View Handymam's profile

Table finish unknown

05-15-2013 09:47 AM by Handymam

I have a 10 year old wood dining table that was made by Keller Furniture Comp...

2 01-10-2014 04:45 AM
View Loren's profile

Bleaching walnut

01-04-2014 05:46 PM by Loren

I’ve ordered the material to do some bleaching to evenout the color on ...

16 01-09-2014 07:43 PM
View daviddoria's profile

Transtint making globs in Minwax Polycrylic

01-04-2014 01:52 AM by daviddoria

I have sprayed about a half can of straight-from-the-can Minwaxy Polycrylic w...

5 01-09-2014 05:26 PM
View Nels's profile

I Hate Sanding

01-08-2014 02:22 PM by Nels

“Hello. My name is Nels, and I hate sanding.” I enjoy woodwork fo...

9 01-09-2014 02:12 AM
View Joseph Crivelli's profile

Flexible Transition Molding

01-07-2014 05:37 PM by Joseph Crivelli

We recently purchased a new house in Plainview, NY. The house has a large...

2 01-09-2014 01:52 AM
View mtappe's profile

How to stain a maple pocket door

01-07-2014 07:37 PM by mtappe

Ive been told Maple is hard to stain. I have bought two 3-pannel Maple doors ...

1 01-08-2014 11:32 PM

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