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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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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
View alittleoff's profile

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
View swarfrat's profile

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
View Gixxerjoe04's profile

Stain still tacky

03-28-2016 11:57 AM by Gixxerjoe04

So this weekend I had to do something I never do, stain something. I first s...

4 03-28-2016 01:24 PM
View Stevedore's profile

Endgrain Problem?

03-26-2016 05:02 PM by Stevedore

I’m working on a table top made up of edge-glued white oak boards. In ...

5 03-27-2016 11:12 PM
View uMinded's profile

Smoothing pine knots, interior painting

03-25-2016 09:38 PM by uMinded

I put pine as my basement window casings but their was no 12” clear boa...

7 03-27-2016 03:58 PM
View derrickparks57's profile

Do you finish the rarely seen parts of your projects?

03-24-2016 03:51 PM by derrickparks57

I always find this to be an interesting topic between woodworkers. Do you fin...

19 03-26-2016 12:01 PM
View ajthomas5009's profile

Sanding is the worst!!!

03-25-2016 10:54 PM by ajthomas5009

Well today I spent a solid 8 hrs in the shop today sanding. I have 2 jewelry ...

8 03-26-2016 06:34 AM
View ARG's profile

Finish for drawer slides

03-25-2016 04:21 PM by ARG

I realize that wood-on-wood drawer slides are best left unfinished (and waxed...

1 03-25-2016 05:30 PM
View Walt's profile

Staining maple plywood

03-24-2016 04:52 PM by Walt

I am making a blanket chest. It has plywood panels made of 1/4 in. Maple plyw...

8 03-25-2016 04:17 PM
View orangeblue's profile

Polycryclic over Waterlox OF

03-25-2016 12:53 PM by orangeblue

I just finished up my pecan table, I have 7 coats of Waterlox OF on it. Look...

1 03-25-2016 01:26 PM
View Vedder's profile

Finishing Birch cabinets

03-24-2016 03:50 PM by Vedder

Im building some birch cabinets and still trying get Ideas on what to use. W...

4 03-24-2016 10:35 PM
View jklingel's profile

Flecks and specs appeared in birch doors

03-15-2016 05:18 PM by jklingel

I just bought four bare door slabs, birch veneer. They looked fine when I got...

1 03-24-2016 07:43 PM
View Hawkes's profile

Type of wood based on finish?

03-23-2016 01:36 AM by Hawkes

Hello everyone. I’m essentially new to woodworking so I have a lot of ...

2 03-24-2016 04:55 PM
View Seamus0559's profile

Wood floor species

03-24-2016 01:11 AM by Seamus0559

I posted a forum topic he other day about the wood floor species in my attic....

4 03-24-2016 02:19 AM
View orangeblue's profile

Pecan top, Pine legs table- Opinions needed

02-21-2016 02:16 PM by orangeblue

Hello,Ive learned alot reading this forum for a while, thanks for all the gre...

15 03-24-2016 12:39 AM
View Wondermutt's profile

Edge Banding Question

03-22-2016 01:49 PM by Wondermutt

Hello, I recently bought some banding from a wood supply store and well, it i...

5 03-23-2016 11:04 AM
View Vedder's profile

Finishing Birch cabinets and workbenchs

03-18-2016 04:11 PM by Vedder

Hello Im in the process of building my shop cabinets. They carcuses will be ...

17 03-21-2016 08:09 PM
View Aee77's profile

Any tips for removing old glue from tight spaces?

03-20-2016 06:50 PM by Aee77

I have 2 small jewelry boxes I’d like to refinish. Both need new linin...

3 03-20-2016 07:36 PM
View Jthomps123's profile

Natural cherry finish: Use CN Blotch control?

03-17-2016 11:41 PM by Jthomps123

Im working on a cherry tv stand using aged cherry. My plan was just to use Ar...

14 03-20-2016 04:07 PM

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