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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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Candle burn help wanted

10-14-2013 01:59 AM by rrdesigns

A client sent me this photo of a Stickley table top that has been damaged...

6 10-14-2013 08:16 AM
View madts's profile

Dark patches in maple.

08-07-2013 07:22 PM by madts

Can anyone explain why I am getting these darker sploches in the maple on thi...

11 10-14-2013 07:52 AM
View jzanick's profile

Walnut Island Countertop = HELP!

01-03-2013 07:12 PM by jzanick

I have a walnut island countertop that is ready for finishing. I am trying to...

27 10-13-2013 08:47 PM
View Jokker78's profile

finishing a cutting board?

10-12-2013 11:38 PM by Jokker78

What do y’all use to finish a cutting board ? I just made my first one....

8 10-13-2013 12:22 PM
View jeffswildwood's profile

Someone please check my knowledge

10-11-2013 03:22 PM by jeffswildwood

Hi all, I would like someone to check to see if I’m correct in finishin...

9 10-12-2013 01:55 AM
View NorCalQ's profile

HVLP Gun Help Needed...

10-11-2013 01:48 PM by NorCalQ

I have a Capspray 4 stage HVLP system. I’m looking for an additional s...

2 10-12-2013 01:10 AM
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Refinishing an Oak School Desk- What is the best finish?

10-09-2013 03:57 AM by Sumdume

I am refinishing an old school desk for a neighbor. I believe it is oak. I ...

9 10-11-2013 04:11 PM
View brantley's profile

Finishing Cutting Board

10-09-2013 06:30 PM by brantley

I just finished a 17”x23” maple/walnut cutting board. The board i...

4 10-11-2013 11:55 AM
View mitch48093's profile

polyurethane is cloudy

07-27-2013 01:07 PM by mitch48093

Hi all, My wife has a buffet she refinished and is having a problem with it. ...

36 10-10-2013 10:56 PM
View Rob's profile

Mineral Oil and Beeswax

10-09-2013 09:50 PM by Rob

I made up some mineral oil and beeswax for the cutting boards I make and it c...

3 10-10-2013 12:27 AM
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Do you finish the inside of a box?

10-08-2013 09:23 PM by siavosh

Totally novice question: what are the pros/cons of using a finish for inside ...

8 10-09-2013 02:12 PM
View Lee Barker's profile

A different view of Watco Satin Wax (positive)

10-08-2013 03:51 PM by Lee Barker

I use this product frequently, most usually when the subject has grooves or v...

1 10-09-2013 03:08 AM
View NorCalQ's profile

Distressed Look Finishing Video?

10-06-2013 02:24 PM by NorCalQ

I’m looking for a good youtube vid on distressing. The wife loves the ...

11 10-08-2013 08:51 PM
View jasoncarpentry's profile

Filler for Maple?

10-07-2013 12:35 AM by jasoncarpentry

Until my skills improve in making end-grain cutting boards, I’ll contin...

5 10-07-2013 09:48 PM
View mummykicks's profile

Best finish for sliding dovetail?

10-07-2013 06:47 PM by mummykicks

I’m building a drafting table that has some 3” wide x 3/4” ...

2 10-07-2013 07:45 PM
View Jokker78's profile

spraying deft

10-03-2013 11:14 AM by Jokker78

Do you guys thin deft when spraying it? i will be using a HF gravity fed spra...

12 10-07-2013 05:11 PM
View jmartel's profile

Finishing furniture

10-06-2013 05:39 AM by jmartel

So, I’m terrible at finishing. Trying to get better, but still absolute...

13 10-07-2013 03:59 PM
View NorCalQ's profile

HVLP First Spray Help...

10-06-2013 06:15 PM by NorCalQ

I’m test spraying some waterborne poly. When it goes on, should is end ...

11 10-07-2013 12:42 PM
View Xodus's profile

How much to charge

10-03-2013 12:50 AM by Xodus

I’ve got my first paying gig, a friend is havin their first baby and th...

12 10-07-2013 12:14 PM
View rfusca's profile

Poly over latex paint

10-02-2013 01:18 PM by rfusca

So, I’m finishing a small kids table and I was trying to use products I...

9 10-07-2013 02:58 AM

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