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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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Food-safe finish for pallet wood

565 days ago by PSUmike

Hello all, I’ve been gathering and busting apart recycled pallets fo...

11 563 days ago
View jlasersmith's profile

1950's Craftsman floor model TS... I need input on what colors to paint it.

595 days ago by jlasersmith

Sorry if this is the wrong forum. I have a 1950’s Craftsman table saw t...

18 564 days ago
View Purrmaster's profile

Interesting information on varnish in cold weather

565 days ago by Purrmaster

I thought some of you might be interested in this link: http://community.w...

0 565 days ago
View SVM's profile

finishing for chestnut

567 days ago by SVM

hello all.This is my first post :-)as i am currently unemployed, i resumed a ...

6 565 days ago
View dogdoc's profile

I've messed up paint/poly problem

570 days ago by dogdoc

I’ve gotten myself into a paint pickle, and as will be clear when you r...

10 566 days ago
View Purrmaster's profile

Should I use a finish on a cedar chest?

566 days ago by Purrmaster

I’m planning on making a small chest out of aromatic cedar. The tradit...

6 566 days ago
View CaseyJones's profile

Mixing Finishes?

568 days ago by CaseyJones

I’m about to finish a large walnut slab (8’ x 30” x 1.75...

6 567 days ago
View Betsy's profile

Bees wax and mineral oil

568 days ago by Betsy

A quick question before I start my day job…. I want to try the bees ...

13 568 days ago
View brantley's profile

Best finish for white oak table?

624 days ago by brantley

I built my wife a dining room table out of some thick white oak. The top is 1...

16 568 days ago
View bhorschel's profile

Sanding Black walnut

586 days ago by bhorschel

I am working on a large walnut slab it has various marks from when it went th...

18 569 days ago
View lexxx07's profile

Swirl Marks

569 days ago by lexxx07

How to get rid of them, How to prevent them.

9 569 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

Poly over endgrain

570 days ago by RussellAP

I’m turning a covered two piece bowl with a lid out of flaming box elde...

15 569 days ago
View woody57's profile

Finishing outdoor furniture

719 days ago by woody57

I like to build rockers and swings out of oak. I used spar urethane on a swin...

9 570 days ago
View MOJOE's profile

Dark Stain Options

570 days ago by MOJOE

Good Evening Jocks! I’m looking for some real-world experience here....

5 570 days ago
View camps764's profile

Watco Butcher Block oil and Finish - Funky after-taste on foods

570 days ago by camps764

I know there are tons of opinions on the right way to finish a cutting board....

6 570 days ago
View mtx77's profile

Shellac flakes or transtint? What weight shellac?

571 days ago by mtx77

Im trying to match a new oak skirt to an old oak tabletop. The oil stain I wa...

8 571 days ago
View JesseTutt's profile

Speed up shellac dissolving?

571 days ago by JesseTutt

I am in the middle of applying shellac as a finish I just realized that I wil...

11 571 days ago
View Pete Santos's profile

Any advice on what kind of finish to use on a bassinet?

571 days ago by Pete Santos

I’ve been asked by my cousin to make a baby bassinet. They have chosen ...

3 571 days ago
View BinghamtonEd's profile

Arm-R-Seal over Zinsser Amber (NOT dewaxed)?

584 days ago by BinghamtonEd

I have a kitchen island I am working on, and have a finishing question. My m...

4 571 days ago
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finishing wet/green wood

572 days ago by shelly_b

So I finally started my first log project. I figured I should start small so ...

9 572 days ago

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