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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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earlex 5000 HVLP seal leaking

09-08-2014 08:28 PM by JesseTutt

I have had the Earlex 5000 HVLP spray system for about four years and it has ...

2 01-21-2015 01:50 AM
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UV protection coating - secret inscription

01-19-2015 04:03 PM by chomin

Hello everyone! I am looking for a coating which would help me execute a conc...

1 01-21-2015 12:52 AM
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Wax not separating from shellac mix

01-20-2015 02:41 PM by ShawnSpencer

I have some Lemon shellac flakes and mixed up a batch. I let it sit for about...

5 01-20-2015 07:43 PM
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3D Marquetrie

01-16-2015 08:25 PM by salzer

Hello, I work all my projects only with hand tools.I love to make marquetry. ...

4 01-20-2015 03:57 AM
View Eric's profile

Mixing Lacquer and Poly

01-17-2015 06:09 PM by Eric

Anyone ever put a top coat of rubbing poly over lacquer? You get the quick f...

5 01-19-2015 09:36 PM
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Spray Lacquer or spray Poly?

01-18-2015 09:29 PM by JoeinGa

So long as I’m asking about finishes…. any opinions on which is t...

9 01-19-2015 01:26 PM
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Cedar Chest

01-12-2015 01:08 AM by Dynamike

Hi everyone. I’m new to LJ and this is my very first question so please...

5 01-19-2015 02:42 AM
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Contact cement smells!!

01-18-2015 03:08 PM by zacgooch

I built a cabinet for my car and I used dap weld wood contact cement on part ...

5 01-19-2015 01:15 AM
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Earlex 5500 tip/nozzle sizes?

03-07-2014 06:26 PM by HobbyFinisher

I have an Earlex 5500 with two tips/nozzles: 2.0 mm and 2.5 mm, and I am new ...

22 01-19-2015 12:01 AM
View JoeinGa's profile

Tung, Teak, or Danish?

01-18-2015 09:20 PM by JoeinGa

I’ve been using Tung oil on my projects for years. I really like how it...

3 01-18-2015 10:27 PM
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Staining maple

12-31-2014 01:17 PM by Brodan

I am building a maple flat screen TV stand (first furniture project) .I under...

42 01-18-2015 09:27 PM
View Eric's profile

Red Resin vs Black Zirconium

01-16-2015 11:58 PM by Eric

What’s the difference? What application is each suited for best?

1 01-18-2015 09:05 PM
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Humidor finish (topcoat)

06-26-2014 01:53 PM by Sirgreggins

I’m going to make a few humidors soon and am contemplating what to use ...

2 01-18-2015 07:53 AM
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question about filling cracks and rot with resin

01-13-2015 10:26 PM by emart

A customer ordered a slab coffee table top and hand picked a specific slab fo...

11 01-18-2015 05:59 AM
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Water Based Finish

01-16-2015 01:19 PM by Cousinwill

General Finish makes a good product called Wood Turners Finish. I’ve u...

5 01-18-2015 05:03 AM
View Marshall's profile

Best method for satin finish?

01-17-2015 08:37 PM by Marshall

Hello All, I’m currently finishing a walnut kitchen table. I have t...

4 01-17-2015 11:40 PM
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Help with finish options for axe handles please

01-15-2015 06:34 PM by Rocksteady2R

a) I just found this site a while ago, and man am I excited. I’m a ha...

12 01-16-2015 10:01 PM
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advice please on end grain walnut.. using dye over tung oil

01-15-2015 04:21 PM by JoelLivin

Ok… so I’m building a wall clock out of a slice of highly figured...

2 01-16-2015 02:11 AM
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Metallic spray paint

01-15-2015 03:00 PM by PhillipRCW

Has anyone used any of the metallic spray paint on wood yet? I saw a cool tab...

1 01-15-2015 03:54 PM
View Abe's profile

Looking for suggestions...

01-13-2015 12:05 PM by Abe

So I’ve got a small problem. Been working on a box project. Had an i...

5 01-15-2015 02:03 PM

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