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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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Rubbing alcohol or denatured alcohol?

01-02-2014 03:53 AM by josh

Hey you woodworking people from around this beautiful earth sphere! I gott...

17 01-05-2014 07:06 PM
View steve6678's profile

Anyone use Goddard's Cabinet Makers Wax, finally found some online!!

11-22-2012 01:26 AM by steve6678

Goddard’s Cabinet Makers Wax, 4.5 Oz. Tin $13.89, at Qu...

5 01-04-2014 11:16 PM
View natenaaron's profile

Finishing in winter

01-02-2014 08:59 PM by natenaaron

Life happened and a project was put on the back burner. I will be picking it...

3 01-04-2014 02:41 AM
View JosephNY's profile

Source for P&L 38 Dull gallon size?

01-02-2014 12:40 PM by JosephNY

I need several gallons of Pratt & Lambert 38 in Dull and can’t find...

8 01-03-2014 04:29 PM
View AngieO's profile

"...Building the finish..." - CN Looking back and this is so true

01-02-2014 11:23 PM by AngieO

So… I’ve been looking back at some of my old projects. Once I sta...

15 01-03-2014 05:19 AM
View maggiem's profile

Natural edge cutting board - Need help

12-16-2013 04:49 PM by maggiem

I bought a kiln-dried slab of black walnut to make a natural edge cutting boa...

22 01-02-2014 04:50 AM
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12-30-2013 11:31 PM by fuzzface

Need some help from my fellow LJ’rs. Finishing a cherry table top. My...

18 01-02-2014 03:15 AM
View AngieO's profile

HELP! Question about how to finish this top that's painted

12-31-2013 08:27 PM by AngieO

Ok… So I really hate to paint wood. And I hate it even more now that se...

21 01-02-2014 01:01 AM
View buschywooder's profile

How to? Ethan Allen old English tavern pine finish

01-01-2014 04:57 AM by buschywooder

Would love information about recreating this finish. I have a trestle sofa ...

9 01-01-2014 09:27 PM
View toddbg's profile

Cold Garage: What can I use?

12-31-2013 02:49 AM by toddbg

Hi – I just built a set of shop cabinets and will be building out a wor...

7 01-01-2014 02:26 AM
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12-24-2013 12:19 AM by DanielP

A box made from Ipe and so much time spent shaping it. The lid fit to a b...

31 12-31-2013 10:08 PM
View RussellAP's profile

How too...

12-30-2013 08:24 PM by RussellAP

I got a couple 4’ white oak slabs 8/4 that have a nice patina on them. ...

8 12-31-2013 01:40 AM
View docspencer's profile

DIY 2" sanding disk

12-19-2013 03:39 AM by docspencer

I’ve been making some bowls that are about 4-5” in diameter. Sand...

1 12-31-2013 12:16 AM
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Arm-R-Seal and wiping it down between coats

12-20-2013 08:27 PM by ScottKaye

Im using Arm-R-Seal satin and had a few runs in a project I’m into. I h...

6 12-30-2013 06:01 AM
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UV Cure Coatings like Solarez

12-29-2013 09:03 PM by oldwoodsale

Hi all, been working making tables out of very old reclaimed wood. The wood h...

1 12-30-2013 01:10 AM
View Loren's profile

Suggested process for spraying hardwood edges glued to melamin, pre-finished ply?

12-28-2013 06:53 PM by Loren

I edge plywood with 1/4” hardwood strips using a special press. Noprob...

6 12-29-2013 02:08 AM
View David Milton's profile

sanding for shine.

12-27-2013 08:53 PM by David Milton

i was trying to figure out the best way to get wood to shine, and glow, witho...

14 12-29-2013 12:39 AM
View Kwit's profile

Finish Problem: "seams" appear days after poly is dry

12-27-2013 01:00 AM by Kwit

I seem to have a problem with finishing some oak red oak tables made from 3.5...

9 12-28-2013 01:57 AM
View wiser1934's profile

what brush to use to apply epoxy as a finish

12-27-2013 03:20 AM by wiser1934

need help in finding the correct brush to apply an epoxy finish to a cutting...

8 12-28-2013 01:55 AM
View CrystalBallz's profile

Overcoating a 2 part epoxy finish

12-26-2013 05:37 PM by CrystalBallz

Hello all, I have a large bar at a restaurant i built. I used 4” Mi...

1 12-26-2013 05:48 PM

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