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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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Quilt Rack

559 days ago by ptofimpact

Looking for a little input, made a standing Quilt Rack for my daughter, very ...

5 557 days ago
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Turquoise inlay

559 days ago by fisherdoug09

I have finally taken the plunge and did some Turquoise inlay in some rustic W...

4 557 days ago
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Finishing Log Carvings

561 days ago by rockindavan

My brother recently finished another log carving for his wie. He asked me ho...

8 558 days ago
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What is this blotch and how do I fix it?

559 days ago by ChunkyC

I built a nightstand / bedside table to go with the bed that I made. Today, ...

13 559 days ago
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self leveling finish?

559 days ago by JesseTutt

In construction work there are self leveling cement mixes you can use to elim...

8 559 days ago
View Zor's profile

New to woodworking and need refinishing advice.

565 days ago by Zor

Hey all. I’m a relative novice to woodworking and have found answers to...

15 559 days ago
View JesseTutt's profile

tape to block shellac finish?

560 days ago by JesseTutt

I am working on finishing a couple of projects using shellac. I need to mask...

4 560 days ago
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Earlex Spray Station

562 days ago by Peteyb

I am looking to buy any Earlex Spray station. Wonder what everyone is thinki...

6 560 days ago
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poly or laquer?

563 days ago by shelly_b

What are the benefits of each and what do you prefer? I am finishing some che...

20 561 days ago
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wipe on poly mix

563 days ago by woodklutz

What kind of container is best to store batches of mixture 50/50 so that it k...

10 562 days ago
View jomem's profile

Paint sprayer

564 days ago by jomem

Hello one & all. I have just completed a fireplace surround that needs to...

1 562 days ago
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Advise on loose material inlays

562 days ago by RussellAP

That is an example of what I’m talking about. Do you lay the mat...

3 562 days ago
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What finish to use for turned cups?

562 days ago by Ben Haberer

Hey All, Both of my brothers looked at some of the small bowls I have made...

2 562 days ago
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combining woods

572 days ago by SqPeg

I am building a small jewelry box out of tiger maple and cocobolo. I am heari...

2 563 days ago
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Linseed oil--preserving lighter/darker shades in wood

566 days ago by Jumpinjack

Hi, I’m finishing a small wood project in sapele that has some carve...

7 563 days ago
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True Grit

565 days ago by RussellAP

I don’t want to open a can of worms here, but I see a couple things goi...

32 563 days ago
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What is this finish? Darker at edges/corners than in the middle

565 days ago by Mark

My grandmother’s clock has a finish which fades to black at the corners...

7 564 days ago
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Best lower cost alternative to the Fuji XT HVLP gun?

564 days ago by 404 - Not Found

It’s getting to the point where having another spray gun would be usefu...

0 564 days ago
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Best finish for a toboggan?

566 days ago by hubcap

I have a wood toboggan I bought new a while ago. It isn’t a real expen...

5 565 days ago
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The quickest way to a flawless paint finish on mdf, what works for you?

566 days ago by 404 - Not Found

Let me preface this by saying I have painted acres and acres of mdf. I use...

10 565 days ago

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