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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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Shoe wax

12-23-2013 12:32 AM by DKV

I am working on finishing a box that I’ve been using to experiment with...

16 12-24-2013 03:20 AM
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I officially hate Minwax Polycrylic

12-20-2013 07:04 PM by Jofa

I’ve been using Minwax gloss polyurethane for a long time and the resul...

31 12-23-2013 04:43 AM
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How to correct board cupped by shellac

12-13-2013 04:37 AM by mds4752

Help me understand where I went wrong tonight. I built a 6 board chest and fi...

16 12-22-2013 03:48 PM
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refinishing old table

12-21-2013 06:56 PM by emmaf

hey lumberjocks! you’ve helped me so much before, i thought i’d a...

7 12-22-2013 12:32 PM
View DIYaholic's profile

Seeking Suggestions: Fast & Easy finish for Real Wood???

12-20-2013 02:26 PM by DIYaholic

My proclivity towards procrastination has me looking for a quick and easy fin...

39 12-22-2013 02:43 AM
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How to Repair/Seal Dining Room Table Top

11-25-2013 06:25 PM by nwadave

Hello All!We just purchased a used dining room table and 8 chairs, it seems t...

19 12-21-2013 07:02 PM
View Mr Jones's profile

Found some salvaged wood, How do i finish it?

12-19-2013 06:46 PM by Mr Jones

Hey guys, I picked up a piece of old lumber in hopes to top for a small ha...

7 12-20-2013 03:01 PM
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Cutting In with Earlex 5500

12-19-2013 09:36 PM by mculik5

About a month ago, I started the following thread about using an Earlex 5500 ...

1 12-19-2013 09:48 PM
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Tea Light holder - Top coat?

12-19-2013 05:51 AM by RT31

Hi everyone, I made 2 tea light holders from a tree that fell in my front ...

1 12-19-2013 05:54 AM
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Tung Oil Problem

12-18-2013 03:06 PM by crazicarl

First, I love LJ. I visit several times a day and love to check out what all ...

9 12-18-2013 10:06 PM
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how to fix tung oil seeping up from cracks in wood while drying

12-17-2013 12:18 AM by therabidrabbit

I am attempting to finish a slab of wood with tung oil for the first time and...

8 12-18-2013 07:39 AM
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Deft spray lacquer over Danish Oil???

12-14-2013 06:40 PM by AandCstyle

I am finishing a couple small boxes (10”x6”x4”) and used Da...

14 12-18-2013 12:29 AM
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Question about finishing an outdoor table

12-17-2013 05:47 PM by golfer12

i was wondering if I could finish an outdoor cedar table with Watco Danish oi...

4 12-17-2013 10:33 PM
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General Finishes Enduro Pigmented Poly

12-17-2013 06:39 PM by SuperCubber

Hello folks, I’m wondering if anyone here has experience with Genera...

0 12-17-2013 06:39 PM
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Sanding dust + glue repair drying too dark?

12-16-2013 04:50 PM by daviddoria

I have some small cracks that I am trying to repair. I’ve read that mak...

9 12-17-2013 05:33 PM
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Spraying in a garage

12-14-2013 02:53 PM by grelcar

I am seriously thinking about picking up an Earlex Spray Station. It seems to...

11 12-17-2013 02:36 PM
View tri4funnow's profile

Poly choice and why

12-04-2013 04:13 AM by tri4funnow

So I’m new to wood working and tackled a big second project…dinni...

25 12-17-2013 01:53 PM
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Cutting board finishing?

12-16-2013 11:26 AM by indianajoe

My son and I are finishing our first ever cutting boards for Christmas and ar...

7 12-17-2013 05:25 AM
View pete69's profile

wood finishing

12-02-2013 02:40 PM by pete69

good morning everyone, hope all is well. I have some wood slams that i am mak...

13 12-16-2013 09:32 PM
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Cherry Kitchen Cabinet Finishing

12-13-2013 05:27 PM by oldhouse1850

I’m new to this forum and look forward to hearing from all of you exper...

12 12-16-2013 06:24 AM

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