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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 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
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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
View 240sxguy's profile

Fisheyed varnish after refinish, obvious contamination... best methods the 2nd go round'?

01-27-2014 12:45 PM by 240sxguy

Hey everybody! First post here. I’ve read this forum as a lurker for a ...

19 02-03-2014 11:11 PM
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Filling oak grain

02-03-2014 02:40 AM by Firefighter

I am planning on painting our dated oak cabinets. Can anyone suggest a way to...

5 02-03-2014 12:17 PM
View CharlesNeil's profile

Im not Nut's .. ( debateable )..Removing White Rings ..Just watch

01-30-2014 10:40 PM by CharlesNeil

Ok , this is getting around the internet, so my fellow LJ don’t get lef...

21 02-03-2014 08:55 AM
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Summit HVLP System First Use Impressions

07-02-2013 04:33 PM by Gene Howe

I already had a gravity fed gun I used with my 7 hp, 80 gallon compressor. It...

17 02-01-2014 05:00 PM
View RussellAP's profile

My new old table

01-31-2014 09:46 PM by RussellAP

Made this yesterday. The top is hard maple with dark mahogany gel coat an...

1 02-01-2014 04:10 PM
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Why is my orbital sander leaving marks on Iroko end grain cutting board?

01-06-2014 03:05 PM by BigDaddy2121

Hey folks – I am fairly new to woodworking and am making an end grain c...

18 02-01-2014 03:54 PM
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Coloring Wood Black?

01-30-2014 11:54 PM by SuperCubber

I’m building an aquarium stand for my sister, and she wants it to be bl...

23 02-01-2014 02:39 PM
View b2rtch's profile

Questions about epoxy finish

01-26-2014 02:46 PM by b2rtch

I just discovered epoxy finish for wood.At work all our floors are finished w...

18 02-01-2014 01:30 PM
View daviddoria's profile

Circles in sprayed shellac

01-29-2014 09:45 PM by daviddoria

I am spraying (with an Earlex 5500) BullsEye SealCoat dyed with some TransTin...

11 02-01-2014 12:22 AM
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That attic look.

01-31-2014 12:22 AM by RussellAP

I was talking with a friend today and she told me that the finish on a few of...

4 01-31-2014 05:34 PM
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Drift wood

01-31-2014 12:25 AM by mark76wa

I found a really nice piece of drift wood a year and a half ago and stuck it ...

3 01-31-2014 11:55 AM

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