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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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Seeking help selecting best finish for a carving project

01-25-2016 01:30 PM by Earthcarver

Hi Everyone, I’m new here, and a bit of a newbie to woodworking. I a...

1 01-28-2016 05:33 AM
View shoichi's profile

Please suggest A finish for walnut

01-27-2016 03:52 AM by shoichi

Could you please suggest a simple finishing schedule to me for my walnut chan...

6 01-27-2016 01:51 PM
View DTOLAR's profile

Help me pour this acrylic top!!!

01-20-2016 04:33 AM by DTOLAR

I have made a large cedar table for a customer. Its about 9 feet long, and ju...

19 01-26-2016 03:31 AM
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Vinegar and steel wool staining

01-18-2016 06:37 PM by Brandi_D

I am currently using steel wool and vinager to stain wood for the top of ...

9 01-26-2016 01:42 AM
View tcot's profile

Which finish can tolerate moderate heat?

01-25-2016 01:31 PM by tcot

Hi All; I’m making a riser out of birch ply for my home brewing set-...

7 01-25-2016 11:41 PM
View Tom's profile

Redwood finishing

01-25-2016 12:58 AM by Tom

This year I’m going to be removing my old fence which is 60’ of r...

1 01-25-2016 02:53 AM
View shoichi's profile

how do i fix a blotchy finish on walnut (pics included in the post)

01-23-2016 04:34 PM by shoichi

i have a piece of walnut that i finished but looks terrible.. this is bad new...

7 01-24-2016 08:37 PM
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Finish Suggestions...

01-23-2016 11:15 PM by TomHoffman

I am in the process of building a Western Red Cedar Drain Board to sit to the...

4 01-24-2016 02:08 PM
View Dougl's profile

Refinishing shellac finish pine window trim

01-22-2016 06:31 PM by Dougl

I’ve have a client who wants all of her interior windows, sliding doors...

9 01-23-2016 05:18 PM
View garlandkr's profile

Preserving beetle tunnels in Ash

01-21-2016 04:44 PM by garlandkr

I have some Ash that I’m using in a project and after milling it expose...

8 01-23-2016 01:04 AM
View patcollins's profile

First step in painting raw maple....

01-20-2016 11:16 PM by patcollins

I know it pains me to paint any hardwood, but my cabinets were in poor shape...

15 01-21-2016 01:50 PM
View Tom's profile

What kind of beeswax to use on cutting board

01-19-2016 09:58 PM by Tom

I’ve finished my 1st cutting board and used mineral oil on it; putting ...

9 01-20-2016 05:40 PM
View shoichi's profile

Grain Filler question

01-16-2016 02:04 PM by shoichi

Hello there, I decided as my first wood working project to make a wooden chan...

13 01-20-2016 04:12 PM
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Please critique my finishing schedule on a walnut piece

01-18-2016 05:09 PM by shoichi

this is my first major project but ive done hours upon hours of research and ...

11 01-20-2016 04:02 AM
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Earlex accessory where-to-buy?

01-20-2016 12:04 AM by bbasiaga

I am looking for a second pot for my Earlex 5500. The one I need is the non-...

5 01-20-2016 03:40 AM
View Keith Kelly's profile

Too late to finish underside of these boards?

01-13-2016 03:03 AM by Keith Kelly

I’m assembling a wall shelf I built for an unused space behind a door i...

4 01-19-2016 11:34 PM
View fivecodys's profile

Frustrated! Followed all the instructions and it's still blotchy!

01-18-2016 09:25 PM by fivecodys

Most of the projects I build don’t usually require using stain (jus...

12 01-19-2016 10:45 PM
View tburkhart's profile

Looking for a good post-stain matte finish

01-18-2016 06:44 PM by tburkhart

My wife and I found a nice solid coffee table at a thrift store a few months ...

2 01-19-2016 05:26 AM
View mahdee's profile

oppps. I think I screwed up

01-16-2016 12:28 AM by mahdee

Hi all,You know when you have several projects going at once sometimes you fo...

13 01-16-2016 05:41 PM
View Mrkixx's profile

What's your favourite finish

01-13-2016 02:36 AM by Mrkixx

Happy New Year Guys and Gals, I have been wondering about, finishing for proj...

24 01-15-2016 03:19 AM

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