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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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Mixing Finishes?

575 days ago by CaseyJones

I’m about to finish a large walnut slab (8’ x 30” x 1.75...

6 574 days ago
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Bees wax and mineral oil

575 days ago by Betsy

A quick question before I start my day job…. I want to try the bees ...

13 575 days ago
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Best finish for white oak table?

631 days ago by brantley

I built my wife a dining room table out of some thick white oak. The top is 1...

16 575 days ago
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Sanding Black walnut

592 days ago by bhorschel

I am working on a large walnut slab it has various marks from when it went th...

18 575 days ago
View lexxx07's profile

Swirl Marks

576 days ago by lexxx07

How to get rid of them, How to prevent them.

9 575 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

Poly over endgrain

577 days ago by RussellAP

I’m turning a covered two piece bowl with a lid out of flaming box elde...

15 576 days ago
View woody57's profile

Finishing outdoor furniture

725 days ago by woody57

I like to build rockers and swings out of oak. I used spar urethane on a swin...

9 576 days ago
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Dark Stain Options

577 days ago by MOJOE

Good Evening Jocks! I’m looking for some real-world experience here....

5 576 days ago
View camps764's profile

Watco Butcher Block oil and Finish - Funky after-taste on foods

577 days ago by camps764

I know there are tons of opinions on the right way to finish a cutting board....

6 577 days ago
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Shellac flakes or transtint? What weight shellac?

578 days ago by mtx77

Im trying to match a new oak skirt to an old oak tabletop. The oil stain I wa...

8 577 days ago
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Speed up shellac dissolving?

578 days ago by JesseTutt

I am in the middle of applying shellac as a finish I just realized that I wil...

11 577 days ago
View Pete Santos's profile

Any advice on what kind of finish to use on a bassinet?

578 days ago by Pete Santos

I’ve been asked by my cousin to make a baby bassinet. They have chosen ...

3 578 days ago
View BinghamtonEd's profile

Arm-R-Seal over Zinsser Amber (NOT dewaxed)?

591 days ago by BinghamtonEd

I have a kitchen island I am working on, and have a finishing question. My m...

4 578 days ago
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finishing wet/green wood

579 days ago by shelly_b

So I finally started my first log project. I figured I should start small so ...

9 578 days ago
View BLarge's profile

Minwax Polycrylic

970 days ago by BLarge

So in between coats the products says to sand lightly with 220 sandpaper̷...

15 579 days ago
View Kevin's profile

Help with fixing a bad glue-up job

579 days ago by Kevin

I was recently given the task to find a small sofa table that we could place ...

6 579 days ago
View mbs's profile

Help with filling and finishing spalted walnut

580 days ago by mbs

The rocking chair seat has some spalting. It’s the grey/white part in ...

4 580 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

My Inlay set up

580 days ago by RussellAP

I’m by no means a pro and this is not an attempt to teach anything. I l...

4 580 days ago
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Help me with cedar

587 days ago by joeyinsouthaustin

I need to find a finish or oil that is compatible with cedar. Client would l...

31 581 days ago
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Dark Brown Stain?

582 days ago by MT_Stringer

A lady asked for a quote to build a rustic coffee table…the kind made f...

10 581 days ago

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