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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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School me about finishing over the top of CA glue repairs

03-31-2014 03:34 AM by HarveyDunn

I’m just completed my first project wherein I used CA glue to repair so...

6 04-02-2014 02:16 AM
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Anyone used Matador sandpaper?

03-31-2014 03:53 AM by Purrmaster

I’ve done some poking around the web and have found a brand of sandpape...

3 04-01-2014 08:22 PM
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Walnut kitchen cabinets

03-29-2014 03:12 AM by buschywooder

Just getting started on fronting kitchen cabinets with home sawn walnut. Air ...

14 04-01-2014 03:43 PM
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Finishing Techniques. Old School vs New School

03-28-2014 11:53 AM by Rob

I have been experimenting with different finishing techniques for the last co...

14 04-01-2014 01:15 PM
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Sword texture- tung oil

03-31-2014 09:37 AM by drpdrp

First sword is almost done and I am looking for a confidence boost/advice. ...

3 04-01-2014 09:57 AM
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Turquiose Epoxy Filler (or others colors)

03-31-2014 03:43 AM by HickoryHill

Where does everyone pick this stuff up from? Thanks, Jim

2 03-31-2014 02:31 PM
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Damaged kitchen island surface

03-30-2014 07:59 PM by EggMan

Hey everyone. I am wondering what to do with this. I am borrowing this kitch...

5 03-31-2014 02:27 PM
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can I french polish on a lacquer base ?

03-30-2014 04:53 PM by dclark1943

My question is the title: can I french polish on a lacquer base? I have a l...

3 03-30-2014 11:58 PM
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03-30-2014 05:07 PM by mIps

A friend of mine has a small table that is in need of some repair and refinis...

1 03-30-2014 09:29 PM
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finishing a live edge slab - suggestions to achieve certain finish

02-20-2014 06:29 PM by contento

Greetings all! I’m getting ready to dive into my first live edge slab p...

36 03-30-2014 05:43 PM
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Anybody padded on water based poly?

03-28-2014 12:07 AM by Loren

When I first tried water based finishes on guitars I read the finishcould be ...

7 03-30-2014 05:32 PM
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03-29-2014 03:20 AM by bowedcurly

I must say, I have 20 cans of finish at my shop, and I found the one that I w...

2 03-29-2014 06:38 PM
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Sanding Unfinished Outdoor Furniture

02-06-2014 12:28 AM by endgrainy

Hi all, First time starting a thread, long time reader of threads. I am bu...

8 03-28-2014 11:31 PM
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Durable outdoor finish

03-26-2014 12:07 AM by Dabcan

I’ve been making birdhouses for the last 2 years, and I’ve tried ...

12 03-28-2014 09:40 PM
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Best product for crack filling on cherry under an oil finish?

03-27-2014 02:44 PM by HarveyDunn

I’m building a keepsake box from cherry. I’m going to use a natur...

8 03-28-2014 12:32 AM
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Please recommend a fool-proof natural finish for cherry

03-26-2014 09:11 PM by HarveyDunn

I’m going to make a keepsake boxes out of some very nice QS cherry. I&#...

19 03-27-2014 09:53 PM
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Will lighter cherry "catch up" with darker in a panel?

03-27-2014 05:26 PM by ADHDan

I’m making an entry bench out of cherry and walnut. As you can see in ...

8 03-27-2014 09:19 PM
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Finishing trivets

03-26-2014 10:26 PM by daves1

I am making wooden trivets that I am spray painting. My question is, can a po...

3 03-27-2014 04:23 PM
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finishing for trivets

03-27-2014 12:37 AM by daves1

Does anyone have any suggestions for using poly or something else to protect ...

3 03-27-2014 01:02 PM
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How do I stain wood with purple kool aid and get a dark color?

03-26-2014 05:13 PM by LunaLoves

Hello, I am a student in my shop class, and I need a way to stain wood with a...

3 03-26-2014 08:58 PM

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