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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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Ink Transfer to wood

09-29-2014 08:14 AM by BigBabyWisco

Hello all, I’m refinishing my living room table copying the project ...

1 09-29-2014 08:19 AM
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Removing Poly

09-22-2014 02:00 PM by Biggamefish

I want to remove poly that didn’t dry and I tried to sand it down but i...

22 09-28-2014 05:41 PM
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Sandpaper recommendations for DIY power sanding disks for bowls

09-28-2014 12:31 AM by woodman44

I am making several power sanding disks for my right angled drill to power sa...

1 09-28-2014 01:49 AM
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Finishing walnut

06-01-2014 10:32 AM by steve223

I’m doing a small project in walnut and I am not sure what to finish it...

5 09-27-2014 10:20 PM
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Clear Coat Finishing?

09-27-2014 05:24 PM by Jr22

Hi Guys, just recently took on a project of restoring and older weathered tab...

4 09-27-2014 10:15 PM
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Shellac Streaking/Beading Issue

09-26-2014 02:04 PM by Ed

Hi guys, I have been working on my basement bar for some time now. Just g...

10 09-27-2014 10:08 PM
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Best wood for painted kitchen cabinets

09-26-2014 01:59 PM by BJODay

My nephew is remodeling his kitchen. They wanted to have painted cabinets. We...

18 09-27-2014 01:19 PM
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Natural finish without yellowing birch or maple woods

09-03-2014 02:44 PM by woodworker33

I am working with some light woods and I want to coat them with some sort of ...

13 09-27-2014 01:19 PM
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Best filler to match natural maple?

09-26-2014 07:10 AM by diito

I did a simple square inlayed maple internal border on the drawer fronts of a...

3 09-27-2014 12:44 AM
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Understanding Wood Finishing by Bob Flexner

09-27-2013 01:42 PM by MaroonGoon

Hey fellas,I’ve decided I’m going to purchase this book. It has g...

17 09-26-2014 01:56 PM
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Home brew advice. Oil / varnish blends

09-17-2014 12:21 AM by athomas5009

When possible I use watcos teak oil on projects. Mostly because it’s ea...

3 09-26-2014 12:18 PM
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trans tint dye removal

09-26-2014 08:45 AM by Bob Casey

I am not happy with the way a project came out. I wanted to try trans tint dy...

2 09-26-2014 11:44 AM
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What's the best way to finish cypress for an outside project?

09-24-2014 03:56 PM by helluvawreck

My brother in law bought an old wrought iron bench and the wood is mostly gon...

18 09-25-2014 06:46 PM
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Give a newbie some finishing tips!

09-24-2014 08:02 PM by kthornbloom

Hello, this is my first post here. I’ve got several small projects unde...

8 09-25-2014 05:32 PM
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Router Bits

09-25-2014 03:57 PM by edwood1975

I recently just purchased a fixed base router and have just started practicin...

2 09-25-2014 04:54 PM
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Need advise on finish for Cherry

09-14-2014 11:10 PM by Joel_B

I am planning to build some bedroom furniture from Cherry and would like the ...

38 09-24-2014 12:29 PM
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butternut wood

09-23-2014 11:44 PM by ewinger

I have a fellow local woodworker how does not have access to a computer and i...

2 09-24-2014 11:19 AM
View skogie1's profile

Saw marks?

09-24-2014 12:57 AM by skogie1

This is some walnut that I’ve brought down to thin stock for the pu...

6 09-24-2014 03:20 AM
View mahdee's profile

lacquer touch up

09-24-2014 01:34 AM by mahdee

I need to do some touch up on a worm hole that is sealed with bondo and cover...

1 09-24-2014 01:59 AM
View Doug's profile

Using Danish Oil on Walnut

09-19-2014 10:25 AM by Doug

Hi: Just finished a colonial style bench made of local black walnut (North...

25 09-23-2014 03:19 PM

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