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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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Sanding Black walnut

542 days ago by bhorschel

I am working on a large walnut slab it has various marks from when it went th...

18 525 days ago
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Swirl Marks

526 days ago by lexxx07

How to get rid of them, How to prevent them.

9 525 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

Poly over endgrain

527 days ago by RussellAP

I’m turning a covered two piece bowl with a lid out of flaming box elde...

15 526 days ago
View woody57's profile

Finishing outdoor furniture

675 days ago by woody57

I like to build rockers and swings out of oak. I used spar urethane on a swin...

9 526 days ago
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Dark Stain Options

526 days ago by MOJOE

Good Evening Jocks! I’m looking for some real-world experience here....

5 526 days ago
View camps764's profile

Watco Butcher Block oil and Finish - Funky after-taste on foods

527 days ago by camps764

I know there are tons of opinions on the right way to finish a cutting board....

6 527 days ago
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Shellac flakes or transtint? What weight shellac?

528 days ago by mtx77

Im trying to match a new oak skirt to an old oak tabletop. The oil stain I wa...

8 527 days ago
View JesseTutt's profile

Speed up shellac dissolving?

528 days ago by JesseTutt

I am in the middle of applying shellac as a finish I just realized that I wil...

11 527 days ago
View Pete Santos's profile

Any advice on what kind of finish to use on a bassinet?

528 days ago by Pete Santos

I’ve been asked by my cousin to make a baby bassinet. They have chosen ...

3 527 days ago
View BinghamtonEd's profile

Arm-R-Seal over Zinsser Amber (NOT dewaxed)?

541 days ago by BinghamtonEd

I have a kitchen island I am working on, and have a finishing question. My m...

4 528 days ago
View shelly_b's profile

finishing wet/green wood

529 days ago by shelly_b

So I finally started my first log project. I figured I should start small so ...

9 528 days ago
View BLarge's profile

Minwax Polycrylic

920 days ago by BLarge

So in between coats the products says to sand lightly with 220 sandpaper̷...

15 528 days ago
View Kevin's profile

Help with fixing a bad glue-up job

529 days ago by Kevin

I was recently given the task to find a small sofa table that we could place ...

6 529 days ago
View mbs's profile

Help with filling and finishing spalted walnut

530 days ago by mbs

The rocking chair seat has some spalting. It’s the grey/white part in ...

4 530 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

My Inlay set up

530 days ago by RussellAP

I’m by no means a pro and this is not an attempt to teach anything. I l...

4 530 days ago
View joeyinsouthaustin's profile

Help me with cedar

537 days ago by joeyinsouthaustin

I need to find a finish or oil that is compatible with cedar. Client would l...

31 531 days ago
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Dark Brown Stain?

531 days ago by MT_Stringer

A lady asked for a quote to build a rustic coffee table…the kind made f...

10 531 days ago
View Jonicus's profile

Help With Ebonizing Birch

535 days ago by Jonicus

Hi Everyone. This is my first time here. I have a restoration project ahead o...

6 531 days ago
View TonyD's profile

Wiped Varnish - Correct amount of time before turning a workpiece over

533 days ago by TonyD

I have a silly question, and have searched quite a bit for an answer. How ...

11 532 days ago
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How should I finish this butcher block-style dining table?

532 days ago by clickbangboom

Hi Everyone, This my first post to this forum but have been reading it for...

4 532 days ago

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