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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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I hate sanding between finish coats

09-06-2013 01:48 AM by jimbarstow

I typically sand with 400 grit between finish coats but it is a long, boring ...

39 09-17-2013 12:40 PM
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Purpleheart & Bridseye Maple Chess Board

09-16-2013 06:56 AM by Timmy948

Hi All, I’ve recently got into woodworking. It’s something I a...

1 09-16-2013 12:57 PM
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Recommendation for filling tearout in QSWO trunk lid?

09-15-2013 03:31 AM by TomTinkerSum

Fellow Lumberjocks, I have a bit of tearout right in the middle of a trunk...

2 09-16-2013 01:14 AM
View KiddFunkadelic's profile

question about the West System epoxy

09-08-2013 09:47 PM by KiddFunkadelic

Hey all, I am planning on using the West System epoxy on some table tops I ha...

5 09-15-2013 11:00 PM
View HickoryHill's profile

What is the decorative filler............?

09-14-2013 04:32 PM by HickoryHill

....that people use to fill cracks or do as inlays and where do you buy it? ...

3 09-14-2013 04:53 PM
View bonobo's profile

Best clear matte finish for walnut bathroom vanity (that can be applied without spraying)

09-13-2013 06:53 PM by bonobo

Everything I’ve done so far has been low-tech (milk paint, shellac flak...

5 09-14-2013 04:43 PM
View Tugboater78's profile (online now)

strip/refinish rosewood knobs and totes

09-12-2013 03:12 AM by Tugboater78

How is best to go through this, have 2 sets that have some unsightly paint sp...

9 09-13-2013 04:02 AM
View redryder's profile

Hey cribbage board builders..........

09-07-2013 09:38 PM by redryder

I just purchased a great looking set of XL cribbage board templates and pins ...

7 09-12-2013 11:49 AM
View FauserneEist's profile

Woodstain in routed Text

09-12-2013 08:17 AM by FauserneEist

Hi all, I plan on building one of those kung fu fighting benches out of sp...

2 09-12-2013 11:00 AM
View Micah Muzny's profile

Cedar and Mesquite?

09-10-2013 05:15 PM by Micah Muzny

What should I put on cedar and mesquite to bring out its natural colors and s...

3 09-11-2013 02:32 AM
View keith101's profile

New finish over Watko danish oil?

09-10-2013 07:07 AM by keith101

I have an oak book shelf I built 20 years ago, and it was finished with Watko...

3 09-10-2013 03:51 PM
View jcmeyer's profile

curly maple bar top

09-10-2013 07:07 AM by jcmeyer

I’m in the process of creating a bar using curly maple on top. How do ...

6 09-10-2013 02:34 PM
View John Harris's profile

Old fishing rod handles

09-10-2013 01:40 AM by John Harris

I could use some good advice on a tough finish spec. I am rebuilding some ol...

3 09-10-2013 12:36 PM
View DoubleJ's profile

What do you use to clean wood before finishing?

09-09-2013 10:33 AM by DoubleJ

I have some unfinished oak 6 panel doors, in the process of mortising the hin...

7 09-09-2013 06:11 PM
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First Time Using TransTint Help...

09-09-2013 01:44 PM by NorCalQ

I have a white oak rocker that I just completed and it needs a finish. IR...

2 09-09-2013 02:47 PM
View JHarshaw's profile

newbie dealing with discolored plywood

08-12-2013 07:07 AM by JHarshaw

I have some 3 yr old oak plywood that I am making into shelves. Some of the s...

2 09-09-2013 07:16 AM
View Jackietreehorn's profile

Best way to finish the insides of a wine rack

09-08-2013 08:07 PM by Jackietreehorn

I’ll be building a wine rack as part of a buffet, it’ll be made o...

4 09-08-2013 11:56 PM
View JonHitThingWithRock's profile

Help! I can't...... chemistry

09-08-2013 08:48 AM by JonHitThingWithRock

Hello Everyone. So I’ve been spraying “water-based poly”...

11 09-08-2013 11:47 PM
View shopgirl's profile

HELP! Veneer issues

09-08-2013 08:48 AM by shopgirl

I bought a mahogany veneer over wood desk today from a vendor at an outside...

2 09-08-2013 12:42 PM
View Kaleb the Swede's profile

Zinssers Amber Shellac

09-07-2013 12:22 AM by Kaleb the Swede

Hi there. I am in the process of finishing a coffee table build right now. ...

9 09-07-2013 03:38 PM

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