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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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Best filler to match natural maple?

09-26-2014 07:10 AM by diito

I did a simple square inlayed maple internal border on the drawer fronts of a...

3 09-27-2014 12:44 AM
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Understanding Wood Finishing by Bob Flexner

09-27-2013 01:42 PM by MaroonGoon

Hey fellas,I’ve decided I’m going to purchase this book. It has g...

17 09-26-2014 01:56 PM
View athomas5009's profile

Home brew advice. Oil / varnish blends

09-17-2014 12:21 AM by athomas5009

When possible I use watcos teak oil on projects. Mostly because it’s ea...

3 09-26-2014 12:18 PM
View Bob Casey's profile

trans tint dye removal

09-26-2014 08:45 AM by Bob Casey

I am not happy with the way a project came out. I wanted to try trans tint dy...

2 09-26-2014 11:44 AM
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What's the best way to finish cypress for an outside project?

09-24-2014 03:56 PM by helluvawreck

My brother in law bought an old wrought iron bench and the wood is mostly gon...

18 09-25-2014 06:46 PM
View kthornbloom's profile

Give a newbie some finishing tips!

09-24-2014 08:02 PM by kthornbloom

Hello, this is my first post here. I’ve got several small projects unde...

8 09-25-2014 05:32 PM
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Router Bits

09-25-2014 03:57 PM by edwood1975

I recently just purchased a fixed base router and have just started practicin...

2 09-25-2014 04:54 PM
View Joel_B's profile

Need advise on finish for Cherry

09-14-2014 11:10 PM by Joel_B

I am planning to build some bedroom furniture from Cherry and would like the ...

38 09-24-2014 12:29 PM
View ewinger's profile

butternut wood

09-23-2014 11:44 PM by ewinger

I have a fellow local woodworker how does not have access to a computer and i...

2 09-24-2014 11:19 AM
View skogie1's profile

Saw marks?

09-24-2014 12:57 AM by skogie1

This is some walnut that I’ve brought down to thin stock for the pu...

6 09-24-2014 03:20 AM
View mahdee's profile

lacquer touch up

09-24-2014 01:34 AM by mahdee

I need to do some touch up on a worm hole that is sealed with bondo and cover...

1 09-24-2014 01:59 AM
View Doug's profile

Using Danish Oil on Walnut

09-19-2014 10:25 AM by Doug

Hi: Just finished a colonial style bench made of local black walnut (North...

25 09-23-2014 03:19 PM
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Ventilation question

04-09-2014 03:17 PM by mds4752

Just moved into a new home and have my basement shop almost ready to go. My ...

20 09-23-2014 02:28 PM
View harvey4804's profile

FYI- General Finishes in CA:

09-22-2014 10:53 PM by harvey4804

Here’s A brief conversation between Rockler Customer service and myself...

3 09-23-2014 01:59 PM
View skogie1's profile

Sand Shading and Stain

09-22-2014 08:50 PM by skogie1

I’d like to try sand shading on some inlay. This will be my first try ...

1 09-23-2014 01:20 AM
View athomas5009's profile

Aromatic cedar oil

09-22-2014 12:39 AM by athomas5009

I bought some aromatic cedar oil a while back for refreshing the smell on pro...

3 09-22-2014 02:21 AM
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How to make quilted veneer green

09-21-2014 04:39 AM by newwoodbutcher

A friend of mine wants me to make a showcase for a Spanish galleon he built a...

5 09-21-2014 07:43 PM
View Sawdust_Bob's profile

Waterbased Acrylic Enamel paint problems

09-20-2014 10:23 PM by Sawdust_Bob

I just used Waterbased Acrylic Enamel paint for the first time on a craft pro...

7 09-21-2014 04:28 PM
View bob101's profile

rubbing out laquer

09-20-2014 12:39 PM by bob101

ok I have a question. I have recently finished a humidor with lacquer and wan...

6 09-21-2014 12:20 PM
View mporter's profile

Will denatured alcohol remove laquer?

09-17-2014 09:37 PM by mporter

Laquer that is fully dry? Will a rub down with denatured alcohol remove it?

8 09-21-2014 01:27 AM

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