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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 Sealer... To Use or Not to Use

11-11-2014 01:23 AM by jasonallen

So, I’ve always used Minwax sanding sealer after staining a project and...

10 11-12-2014 05:45 PM
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How to Take Gloss out of Waterlox Finish - Satin or Steel Wool

11-11-2014 01:32 PM by orlandodave

So I am getting to the end of my first real furniture project. I am pretty s...

7 11-12-2014 04:20 PM
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Filling cracks from bad glueup

11-12-2014 02:16 AM by notdan

I’m building a workbench out of 2×3s so lots of glued boards for t...

8 11-12-2014 03:57 PM
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Finishing MDF edges

11-10-2014 02:26 AM by PRGDesigns

I cut a number of shapes out of the Plum Creek Premium MDF. When I try to pa...

14 11-11-2014 04:24 PM
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First piece of furniture - help on finishing choices

11-10-2014 09:16 PM by Mark2457

Hi Guys I just made my first piece of furniture (see attached). It’s...

6 11-11-2014 01:49 PM
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Popping the grain in curly maple without changing the color

11-10-2014 02:40 PM by TheWoodenOyster

Hey guys, The title pretty much explains it. I am using some curly maple f...

6 11-10-2014 04:55 PM
View IAMike's profile

Finishing/assembly timeline

11-09-2014 12:30 AM by IAMike

I’m a new woodworker, and my experience so far has been making things f...

3 11-09-2014 03:19 AM
View Dooma's profile

Reclaimed hemlock kitchen table finish

11-08-2014 04:51 PM by Dooma

Hello, looking for some input on a clear finish for a hemlock kitchen table I...

1 11-09-2014 01:38 AM
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HVLP sprayer question

11-06-2014 04:54 PM by dakremer

I have the Woodriver Pro HVLP sprayer. I just ordered the 2mm needle kit so ...

24 11-08-2014 05:13 PM
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Food Safe Finishes

11-06-2014 02:47 PM by WoodenRambo

I am looking to make my first cutting board. I have looked into many of the ...

6 11-08-2014 12:31 PM
View Mitchmor's profile

Tips needed on installing/gluing finished inlay.

11-03-2014 08:58 AM by Mitchmor

I’m looking to install a piece of painted/finished wooden inlay into a ...

3 11-08-2014 06:20 AM
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Help with uneven stain on red oak

11-01-2014 09:35 PM by ShawnSpencer

I recently completed two projects in red oak. I have always struggled with fi...

23 11-08-2014 03:25 AM
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Question regarding combining paints with other finishes

11-07-2014 12:25 PM by JimRochester

I wasn’t sure how to search for this and didn’t see anything so I...

3 11-07-2014 08:22 PM
View Don's profile

Can I put a finish over a sticker

11-06-2014 12:27 PM by Don

Hi folks, A client has asked me to make a personalized cribbage board for ...

5 11-06-2014 01:26 PM
View Joel_B's profile

Finish options on Cherry

11-04-2014 11:36 PM by Joel_B

I am starting work on a cherry bed frame and looking for a finish with the fo...

22 11-06-2014 02:57 AM
View edwood1975's profile

Router Drawer Labeling

11-05-2014 03:13 AM by edwood1975

I’m just putting this out there, I just made this router bit organiser ...

8 11-05-2014 06:03 PM
View slowswim's profile

Clear coat over enamel

11-05-2014 02:00 AM by slowswim

I’m ready to finish up a piece of furniture and have a question. The...

1 11-05-2014 04:33 PM
View GregD's profile

How long can paint sit in a hand-held airless sprayer?

08-19-2014 03:14 PM by GregD

I have a hand-held airless sprayer (Graco TrueCoat Pro 2) that I’m tryi...

8 11-05-2014 04:01 PM
View JReed3's profile

Pinholes in epoxy inlay

10-08-2014 09:27 PM by JReed3

I made a sign and used epoxy for the inlay. I had several bubbles that c...

8 11-05-2014 12:00 AM
View mdbohica's profile

So yeah...Mineral Spirits anyone?

11-04-2014 01:33 PM by mdbohica

So, I want to buy some mineral spirits. What I find is low-odor, crystal K...

6 11-04-2014 08:34 PM

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