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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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Ammonia fuming questions

06-16-2015 05:22 PM by eldercop

Hey all Made a fuming chamber from an old upright freezer. Had pretty good...

5 06-17-2015 01:41 PM
View glenna's profile

spray system

06-15-2015 02:58 AM by glenna


20 06-15-2015 06:17 PM
View saltcod's profile

Reproducing this oak finish

06-15-2015 01:39 PM by saltcod

Hey all! Any ideas on what the treatment might have been on this oak desk?...

4 06-15-2015 06:09 PM
View thelodge's profile

ceadar sign

06-01-2015 12:43 AM by thelodge

I just finished our cedar sign. I am going to hang it outside but, I need to ...

9 06-15-2015 04:03 AM
View saltcod's profile

Impossible to finish birch project

06-15-2015 12:46 AM by saltcod

Hey all I’m having an absolutely impossible time trying to choose a ...

3 06-15-2015 01:30 AM
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Will a sharpie/permanent marker bleed into wood when applied between layers of finish?

06-14-2015 10:46 PM by mcg1990

This is a very last minute, desperate post. I’ve made a 3D effect en...

5 06-14-2015 11:11 PM
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Painting between gaps

06-10-2015 11:54 AM by uMinded

I recently finished a pine adirondack chair for my wife in a brilliant purple...

6 06-14-2015 05:57 AM
View Bugnurd's profile

Finish or liner for cedar planters

05-10-2015 12:42 PM by Bugnurd

I’m building a pair of cedar planters and I’m getting close to be...

9 06-13-2015 11:38 PM
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Poly or CA finish then Bees wax?

06-11-2015 05:42 PM by Biggamefish

I am new to turning and have turned some wine stoppers and grunt calls etc. ...

1 06-13-2015 10:39 AM
View Rich Simon's profile

How do you get this rough finish look?

06-12-2015 10:46 PM by Rich Simon

I’ve seen these boards several times but can’t quite figure out t...

9 06-13-2015 09:53 AM
View harum's profile

dark red brown oak finish

06-09-2015 08:59 PM by harum

Hello! I am trying to come up with a finishing schedule for a small white QS...

8 06-12-2015 09:42 PM
View Crickett's profile

Finishing QSWO

06-11-2015 02:27 PM by Crickett

I’m nearing the end (relatively speaking) of making all of the pieces f...

13 06-12-2015 07:53 PM
View tblake1984's profile

Finishing Vanity

06-08-2015 02:22 PM by tblake1984

Hey all, I am coming up to finishing the build phase of my first woodworki...

10 06-11-2015 08:53 PM
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Lemon oil -- old school?

06-11-2015 11:31 AM by JeffP

Back in the 70’s when I was just a wee lad, there was a fair amount of ...

5 06-11-2015 03:59 PM
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BLO vs. Tung Oil

06-09-2015 02:39 AM by Beams37

Can someone give me a quick education on the difference? So far, the only dif...

18 06-11-2015 12:29 PM
View Gixxerjoe04's profile

Cutting board finish

06-10-2015 09:08 PM by Gixxerjoe04

I’m actually not asking what you use, you probably figured by clicking ...

3 06-10-2015 10:45 PM
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Best finish for tabletop made out of imported wood

06-10-2015 07:04 PM by BalsaWood

What would be the best finish for a kitchen table made out of Santos Mahogany...

4 06-10-2015 08:27 PM
View LiveEdge's profile

Can I use mineral spirits between Tung Oil coats?

06-09-2015 08:09 PM by LiveEdge

Working with some figured maple. I feel that it may have gotten dusty after ...

4 06-10-2015 04:07 AM
View ric53's profile

Waterbased Poly, What am I doing wrong?

06-10-2015 12:30 AM by ric53

I normally use Velvet Oil and top it with several coats of wipe on poly but w...

4 06-10-2015 02:50 AM
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Minwax Wipe-On Poly

06-07-2015 06:02 PM by billyKar

Can anyone advise whether this product would be ok to use on a wooden kitchen...

13 06-08-2015 11:24 AM

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