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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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Kem Aqua Plus - Is it still being sold?

03-17-2016 07:16 PM by BinghamtonEd

I have some finishing to do this coming weekend, more of a utilitarian projec...

30 04-05-2016 12:38 PM
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Help needed for Lacquer Beginner

04-01-2016 02:49 PM by CharlesL

Hi there, Just joined these forums, Looking forward learning and exchangin...

10 04-05-2016 06:56 AM
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Q's about priming and painting

04-04-2016 02:10 PM by jesinfla

Hello all, A few questions if you will: I’m making wall mounted d...

6 04-04-2016 11:28 PM
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Coconut Oil for cutting board finish

04-03-2016 09:20 PM by Dusty56

Hi folksI’m wondering if any of you have used coconut oil as a finish o...

6 04-04-2016 01:01 AM
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Refinishing Red Oak Exterior Doors - ROOKIE factor = Extreme

04-03-2016 02:54 PM by PESCAHOLIC

I’m a rookie with wood but was tasked to refinish this door-set at a be...

3 04-03-2016 07:47 PM
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Glue - before or after finish

03-29-2016 03:37 AM by jonlan

Im a newer wood worker – so this might be an obvious question. My wife...

13 04-03-2016 01:42 PM
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Finishing birds eye maple

04-01-2016 03:20 AM by Purrmaster

Greetings! I have a smallish piece of birdseye / birds eye maple that want...

14 04-03-2016 09:56 AM
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Afraid to finish

03-22-2016 03:07 AM by Woodchuck2010

I just made this endtable top and I love the grain. It’s a really nice ...

44 04-02-2016 10:34 PM
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Help with dining table finish

03-31-2016 04:04 PM by ydees

I am refinishing a dining table top. My two major considerations are: I wan...

12 04-02-2016 05:34 AM
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Best non-yellowing water based poly

03-29-2016 02:06 PM by Grantman

My sister’s friend is building a new home with exposed pine beams. ┬áHe ...

9 04-02-2016 03:52 AM
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The Best Gloves Money Can Buy

01-17-2016 02:19 AM by Kelly

The topic of gloves in the work shop has been beaten into the ground. The on...

4 04-01-2016 11:22 PM
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French Polishing Help

03-31-2016 02:50 PM by customturnedwork

Hi guys,I’ve always avoided French polishing, as I tried it once a whil...

10 03-31-2016 11:01 PM
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Is this product as safe as they say it is??

03-31-2016 04:46 PM by Chuck1685

Hi All, I have a quick question regarding what seems to be a somewhat cont...

1 03-31-2016 04:59 PM
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Touching up prefinished edgebanding and prefinished plywood corners

03-29-2016 02:59 PM by kimurak

I’ve seen many posts touting the use of prefinished plywood for cabinet...

1 03-31-2016 12:10 PM
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Need help please, UV protection

03-31-2016 01:57 AM by jkid

I am turning wine bottle stoppers and just learned that certain woods ( Blood...

11 03-31-2016 02:56 AM
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Shellac dry time

03-29-2016 10:24 PM by MalcolmLaurel

For years I’ve used shellac as my “go to” finish for nearly...

10 03-30-2016 02:22 AM
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HVLP Question

03-29-2016 02:32 PM by greatview

For many years (50 or so) I’ve used compressor based spray guns with gr...

2 03-29-2016 11:25 PM
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Finishing soft maple with tung oil or...

03-29-2016 02:58 PM by ohirony

SO i am wrapping up a build of ten soft maple tables for a friends restaurant...

10 03-29-2016 07:42 PM
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New work bench top finish?

03-28-2016 01:34 PM by alittleoff

I’ve pretty much got the top of my work bench smoothed out and wanted t...

7 03-28-2016 06:15 PM
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Preserving/Enhancing Green Poplar

03-19-2016 01:34 AM by swarfrat

I found this striking piece of poplar and would like to preserve the green st...

4 03-28-2016 04:21 PM

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