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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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multi sided object clearcoat issue

02-07-2014 02:46 PM by drpdrp

Okay I am sure this is another of the painfully obvious things that I just...

9 02-15-2014 02:20 PM
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Grain fill before or after glue-up

02-14-2014 07:46 PM by jonsprague0000

Should you fill open grain woods before glue-up or after? Also do you typica...

11 02-15-2014 03:23 AM
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Delta Downdraft Table , Good or Bad?

02-13-2014 01:54 AM by Cruiszr

I have had a Delta downdraft table that I got at Lowes 3 or 4 years ago on cl...

5 02-14-2014 09:29 PM
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A dumpster dive find - director's chairs

02-08-2014 05:14 PM by agroupergirl

First, I would have to say I am not a woodworking professional but need advic...

4 02-12-2014 02:16 PM
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Best finish for multiple types of wood in one project

02-10-2014 06:59 PM by airfieldman

Hi all. I’m building a game board for an ancient Viking game called Hne...

1 02-10-2014 08:39 PM
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Festool Surfix Finishing System

02-04-2014 03:29 PM by tturner

This is kind of a review and a quest for a little feedback too… I ha...

4 02-10-2014 07:20 PM
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Need a finish for a coffee bar with a butcher block-style top

02-10-2014 12:19 AM by tapoore

I’m in the process of making a coffee bar with a butcher block top with...

1 02-10-2014 03:07 AM
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Question about using tung oil

02-10-2014 12:19 AM by Enormous_Earl

Greetings, everyone. Novice woodworker here.I made a keepsake box out of oak ...

2 02-10-2014 12:50 AM
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Dry/dull regions (mostly following the grain) in shellac

02-08-2014 02:38 PM by daviddoria

I sprayed 3 thin coats of Bulls Eye Seal Coat tinted with Transtint. I like t...

5 02-09-2014 01:39 PM
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How do I finish dark walnut / birch....hope chest

02-06-2014 06:07 PM by Hartworks

I am constructing a hope chest with the framework / lid made of dark walnut a...

3 02-08-2014 02:09 AM
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i need and hvlp system and i have no clue where to start...

02-07-2014 07:19 PM by michaelsgarage

i have about 20 cabinets i need to finish and spraying seems like its the way...

13 02-08-2014 12:57 AM
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Finishing suggestions on Poplar/Walnut Nightstands

02-06-2014 03:54 PM by TravisNW

Hey everyone, I’m nearing completion on 2 poplar/walnut nightstands ...

9 02-07-2014 04:21 PM
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Rubbing out a finish

02-06-2014 04:16 AM by dpwalker

I have been researching methods to rub out a high gloss finish. Most methods ...

8 02-07-2014 05:19 AM
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Danish oil and water based poly?

02-01-2014 07:50 PM by cabbie

Guys-I’m old school when it comes to finishing, I guess, but here in Ca...

15 02-06-2014 09:17 PM
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Painting over Merillat cabinet finish

02-04-2014 07:05 PM by Michigander

I have a kitchen full of maple Merlilat cabinets with a “oatmeal”...

10 02-06-2014 03:12 PM
View Jerlac's profile

Air spray varnish

02-06-2014 01:55 AM by Jerlac

I got an hvlp gun and i would like t know at what pressure your shooting 20ps...

3 02-06-2014 12:55 PM
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using water soluble Lockwood dyes

03-05-2013 08:38 AM by jerryo

I am making a white oak end table and was considering finishing it with lockw...

8 02-05-2014 04:57 PM
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Skull Chair

02-03-2014 11:25 AM by DarthMaverick

So my wife is having me make her a new set of patio furniture. I plan on mak...

4 02-04-2014 05:41 PM
View mtappe's profile

what hvlp sprayer to use for stains and polyurthane

02-03-2014 07:30 PM by mtappe

what hvlp sprayer to use for stains and polyurthane thats not too expensive j...

3 02-04-2014 01:56 AM
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Filling In Small Cracks

01-25-2014 02:18 AM by Steve Kreins

I’m working on my first cutting board, end grain, and I noticed a few s...

7 02-04-2014 01:18 AM

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