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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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Cherry Finish?

532 days ago by DHaden

I have just finished a stand for my wife’s Kindle Fire. It is a simple ...

4 531 days ago
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what kind of finish ?

538 days ago by kizerpea

There is a bed plan in wood mag…country fresh bed…with a blueish ...

7 532 days ago
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Cedar with red Mahogany oil.

534 days ago by RussellAP

I’m going to try and sell these for Christmas. I have been experimentin...

4 532 days ago
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Cabot Solid Color Acrylic Deck Stain

533 days ago by JSB

Has anyone here used this as a base coat under lacquer for coloring indoor fu...

2 533 days ago
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Sandpaper life- again

536 days ago by drpdrp

So, I did some searching and found several posts discussing sandpaper life. ...

11 533 days ago
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534 days ago by lathman

anybody have any experience with this product? i have some refinishing to do ...

3 533 days ago
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Workbench Finish?

825 days ago by JL7

Sometime ago I came across a recipe of BLO, Turpentine and Beeswax for a work...

17 535 days ago
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Polyurithanes regular vs for floors

537 days ago by SuperDave0002

The minwax poly costs about 10 dollars more than the gallon of poly that says...

4 535 days ago
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Finish for Shop Furniture (Router Table)

540 days ago by harriw

Hey folks, I just finished up my new router table (loosely based on Steve ...

9 536 days ago
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Finishing a redwood burl

539 days ago by Matheson

Hi. I picked up a nice redwood burl on eBay to make a live edge coffee table...

2 539 days ago
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dealing with raised grain with water based finishes

539 days ago by JesseTutt

I have always been taught to sand projects to 320 grit, wet the wood with wat...

11 539 days ago
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Advice on finishing black walnut

547 days ago by RussellAP

Here’s the scoop. I’m going to build a 7’x3’x14”...

24 539 days ago
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Wet Sanding vs Dry Sanding

539 days ago by gfadvm

When sanding finishes to 600 and higher grits, what is the advantage of wet s...

10 539 days ago
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Follow Up on "Finishing a Cherry Bad" I mean bed

560 days ago by OldTimeShopSmith

I wanted to thank everyone who gave me input on my first post about the bed. ...

2 539 days ago
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Question about burnishing

540 days ago by Blackbear

I recently completed some cribbage boards as retirement gifts for 5 coworkers...

5 539 days ago
View CharlesNeil's profile

New You Tube, Might help ya out

540 days ago by CharlesNeil Give it a try, you might be sur...

5 539 days ago
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No more shellac at Rockler

540 days ago by Purrmaster

I stopped in at Rockler today. I picked up one of their 2 oz bags of shellac...

3 540 days ago
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540 days ago by james3one

Have a client who decided that the color wasn’t dark enough after I fin...

1 540 days ago
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Cedar oil

540 days ago by kski60

I need some troubleshooting assistance.I just bought some Texas Cedar Oil and...

5 540 days ago
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What is Danish Oil

548 days ago by gfadvm

I know this is a very popular finish but I’m unclear as to exactly what...

44 540 days ago

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