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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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"Low Odor" Mineral Spirits?

01-08-2015 12:49 AM by Marshall

I just bought a new gallon can of mineral spirits because I finished off the ...

12 01-09-2015 02:08 AM
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Will water make the color of padauk run?

01-08-2015 07:47 PM by Schoffleine

So I used a strip of padauk with some maple to create a stripe to add a bit o...

2 01-08-2015 10:42 PM
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Could Use Help With Restoring Some Old Dressers & Tools

12-10-2014 10:44 PM by WOODLAND

I could really use some of my fellow Lumberjocks help here I scored on some o...

6 01-08-2015 10:40 PM
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Blotchy Danish Oil on Maple

01-07-2015 03:50 PM by ynathans

Hi, I applied some danish oil to a maple picture frame yesterday and I can...

5 01-08-2015 05:03 PM
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Advice on correcting shellac on cherry

01-07-2015 02:02 PM by Bob Curry

I finished a cherry jewelry box with Zinser Sealcoat shellac. As this is a de...

12 01-08-2015 01:35 PM
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How to repair mineral oil workbench finish

01-06-2015 05:45 AM by GMA

hi all, I built at a workbench following Paul Sellers blog out of poplar. ...

6 01-08-2015 08:55 AM
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Advice on refinishing a dining room table

01-06-2015 12:42 AM by easiersaidthandone

I am soliciting some advice on refinishing my dining room table. It is about ...

4 01-07-2015 03:50 AM
View Matt Przybylski's profile

How do YOU finish rail and stile doors?

08-03-2013 11:46 PM by Matt Przybylski

I’ve got four rail and stile, raised panel doors that I need to finish....

12 01-06-2015 04:44 PM
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cocobolo bowl after dishwasher

01-05-2015 04:54 PM by harum

Hello, our neighbor had washed by accident their new cocobolo bowl in a dishw...

10 01-06-2015 03:13 PM
View hungry's profile

manzanita burls

01-05-2015 10:33 AM by hungry

Can I finish a green manzanita burl?

0 01-05-2015 10:33 AM
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mold after finishing

01-04-2015 11:02 PM by PatRI

Hello I am having trouble with what looks like mold showing up on some of my ...

1 01-05-2015 04:55 AM
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will poly crack if bent?

01-04-2015 04:42 PM by corbmonster

Hi friends. I’m making my first book case, and I am staining the backi...

2 01-04-2015 05:36 PM
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white oak pergola in ohio

01-04-2015 04:43 PM by glenlake

This spring I am having a pergola built over my patio. 13 feet by 13 feet.I ...

1 01-04-2015 05:22 PM
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more cunfushion?!?

01-03-2015 08:06 PM by dbreeze225

hey so i wrote a post earlier about that measuring of parks super glaze well ...

3 01-04-2015 02:04 AM
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HELP glazing

01-03-2015 06:14 AM by dbreeze225

hey every one i am curiass has any one used ” parks super glaze” ...

0 01-03-2015 06:14 AM
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Epoxy finish issues

01-03-2015 03:06 AM by BoardCop

Hi you all, I just finished a live edge bar that’s going to be outside....

2 01-03-2015 03:47 AM
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Water Based Pre-Stain Conditioner Natural

12-30-2014 06:44 AM by pjones46

Has anyone tried the General Finishes Water Based Pre-Stain Conditioner Natur...

4 01-03-2015 03:31 AM
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Fuji Pro Q4 HVLP, 10 years old

01-02-2015 01:34 AM by secretgarden

I searched the web for some idea how to evaluate a used HVLP sprayer. All I ...

1 01-02-2015 01:44 PM
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Refinishing rosewood plane tote

01-01-2015 06:34 PM by Bugnurd

I’m restoring a 1920s Stanley #4 handplane. After sanding the tote to a...

4 01-02-2015 12:33 AM
View toddbg's profile

Homemade finish for handles?

12-31-2014 06:12 PM by toddbg

Hi Everyone – I have a few projects I am starting that are going to be ...

9 01-01-2015 03:21 AM

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