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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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Not happy (yet)

08-21-2014 03:59 PM by Jarrhead

Like many woodworkers, finishing has never been my favorite part of any proje...

9 08-22-2014 01:55 AM
View willie's profile

Child safe finish for toys

08-21-2014 02:10 PM by willie

Working on the first of hopefully many toys for my granddaughter, she turns o...

1 08-21-2014 02:57 PM
View Rickterscale's profile

Lubricant for wet sanding shellac with micro-mesh

10-18-2012 04:20 PM by Rickterscale

I’ve got a project on which I’m applying a shellac finish. I boug...

3 08-21-2014 01:54 AM
View Jerry's profile

Request for refinishing advice

08-20-2014 08:46 PM by Jerry

I’m refinishing a bedroom set for a client. It’s Canadian Maple, ...

9 08-21-2014 01:05 AM
View TheWoodenOyster's profile

Disappointing Tung Oil Results

08-19-2014 01:59 AM by TheWoodenOyster

Hey everyone, I recently made a solid cherry desk for myself. I haven̵...

10 08-20-2014 11:31 PM
View DonB's profile

Inexpensive Paint Sprayers

08-18-2014 08:31 PM by DonB

Hope this is the correct place to ask these questions. On a tight budget. ...

12 08-19-2014 10:51 PM
View giser3546's profile

Danish oil for my first finish

08-19-2014 05:51 PM by giser3546

I have just finished putting together a small towel rack from cherry and am a...

3 08-19-2014 07:14 PM
View David8822's profile

Finish Ideas

08-17-2014 01:56 AM by David8822

I am looking for suggestions for a finish on a translucent wood turning. The...

5 08-19-2014 12:18 PM
View marshall's profile

Looking for a finisher or finishing company near me

08-19-2014 12:10 AM by marshall

Hello everybody, I own my own woodworking business, I mostly build kitchen ca...

2 08-19-2014 01:37 AM
View Austin2014's profile

Problem with finish

08-17-2014 11:29 PM by Austin2014

I’m using Deft Clear Wood Finish for the first time. Am working with me...

10 08-19-2014 12:58 AM
View Peteyb's profile

Help with Earlax Spray Station 5500

08-18-2014 07:39 PM by Peteyb

I am trying to finish a murphy bed that I had built. I want to finish it wit...

1 08-18-2014 07:56 PM
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BLO in Seal-A-Cell

08-15-2014 06:21 PM by jonsprague0000

I am finishing a solid Cherry dining room table and am considering mixing boi...

9 08-17-2014 08:20 PM
View MattyMattAg's profile

Finishing over paint question...

08-16-2014 09:19 PM by MattyMattAg

I used a semi gloss paint from SW on some game boards I made and am going to ...

7 08-17-2014 03:14 AM
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How do I finish interior Cedar wall paneling yet keep the aroma?

08-11-2014 05:31 PM by starmaykr

My wife has a rather extreme dislike of all pests (rodents,insects etc.). For...

11 08-16-2014 07:35 PM
View patrad's profile

Refinishing Toolbox

08-06-2014 01:44 PM by patrad

I have this old Stanley toolbox from a grandfather and wondering best way to ...

7 08-15-2014 02:18 AM
View notdan's profile

Finishing a bookcase - Paste Wax?

08-13-2014 01:17 AM by notdan

I built a pine bookcase for a baby/kid’s room (will have books, toys, b...

13 08-15-2014 02:11 AM
View CharlesA's profile

Delta Shopmaster Downdraft Table

08-14-2014 04:27 PM by CharlesA

I’ve never had a downdraft table. Worth $25 from CL? I’ve read ...

5 08-14-2014 05:04 PM
View robscastle's profile

Using a scraper to finish equalivent Grit rating?

08-13-2014 12:12 AM by robscastle

I was using my scraper on some QLD Walnut and I found the scraper produced wh...

6 08-14-2014 10:11 AM
View Chad1172's profile

Finishing a chessboard-Walnut, Maple, and Cherry

08-11-2014 05:28 PM by Chad1172

Hello,I just finished construction of a chessboard for my son. The edges are...

7 08-13-2014 02:08 PM
View Bill White's profile (online now)

Cleaning leather table tops.....

08-12-2014 07:56 PM by Bill White

I’m sure you’ve all seen them. The leather desk/table top insert...

3 08-13-2014 12:32 AM

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