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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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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
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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
View Rob 's profile

Some advice needed on finishing waterbased dye

12-12-2015 04:56 AM by Rob

I’m making a crokinole board that has a plain birch playing surface and...

10 12-12-2015 03:51 PM
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Greene and Greene ebony plugs

12-12-2015 12:00 AM by grace123

I want to make a chest for my grandson for an upcoming birthday. He will be 8...

6 12-12-2015 02:51 AM
View Harbormom's profile

Tung Oil Regret - just want some shine

12-11-2015 02:51 PM by Harbormom

So, three years ago we installed Douglas fir T&G floors (trees off our la...

3 12-12-2015 01:36 AM
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Proper way to Seal an Exterior Sign... HELP!

12-03-2015 02:46 PM by Proflemoi

Hello All, I am sure this has been covered (but I can not find it) so I wi...

18 12-11-2015 11:30 PM
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Steel Wool a No-No??

12-05-2015 09:19 PM by Jenine

I was at our local Kenyon Noble to buy some liquid wood filler to use on waln...

21 12-11-2015 05:15 PM
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Finish for Cypress Screen Door

04-05-2012 02:29 PM by Brandon

I generally don’t make things that are going to be subject to the eleme...

11 12-11-2015 04:41 PM
View Rob's profile

Beeswax and mineral Oil on Cutting Boards

12-11-2015 01:22 AM by Rob

Just like many of you, I make up a Beeswax and Mineral Oil finish for the cut...

4 12-11-2015 02:09 AM
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Finishing an End Grain Cutting Board

11-07-2012 11:35 PM by SteveGaskins

I realize the most popular product for finishing an end grain cutting board i...

17 12-10-2015 10:24 PM
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Best Water Bourne Poly

12-06-2015 08:42 AM by Fettler

I’m not a big poly fan, varnishes and lacquer are my go to. Being winte...

11 12-10-2015 10:12 PM
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Re-sanding over sanded/burnished wood

12-09-2015 03:21 PM by XquietflyX

So i have some Walnut that i might have gone a bit nuts with and sanded up ...

6 12-10-2015 01:55 AM
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BLO over paint??

12-09-2015 06:39 PM by wdnick

I have a CNC machinist friend that has asked for some advise on wood. HeR...

6 12-09-2015 10:32 PM
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Staining pine and plywood

12-07-2015 11:00 PM by Moosesman

I have a little chest I’m working on and it is made from Pine and birch...

13 12-09-2015 12:37 AM
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Poly over shellac?

12-04-2015 10:27 PM by Dogfisher

I glued branch slices down on a plywood tabletop. I’ve shellaced them m...

19 12-07-2015 06:52 PM
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What to do with these old stairs?

12-06-2015 07:14 PM by Dave11

I’ve got a stairway that needs of a lot of work. House was built in 195...

4 12-06-2015 10:44 PM
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Artistic liscense

12-02-2015 02:06 AM by TinWhiskers

I told a friend I would make a bench for seating of waiting customers in ...

18 12-05-2015 05:38 PM
View Kran's profile

Finish messed up

12-02-2015 03:39 PM by Kran

I am in the process of refinishing a dining room table. I stripped it, washed...

2 12-05-2015 04:30 PM
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Advice on (pre-)finishing large doors

11-28-2015 03:51 AM by nerdbot

I’m days away from assembling/putting the finish on my large door proje...

11 12-04-2015 01:30 PM

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