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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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Stain lifting off?

607 days ago by Dinger

I need to turn to the woodworking braintrust, AKA, for this o...

4 596 days ago
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Help with wood ceiling lamp - looking for a part

596 days ago by glen

Hi all – My sweetheart and I are designing a new ceiling lamp/chandelie...

3 596 days ago
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BLO with rubb on varnish

597 days ago by jacob34

So I have a project that I have decided to step out of my comfort zone on the...

4 597 days ago
View JHerrman's profile

Help please! Redwood

598 days ago by JHerrman

Hi everyone! I had a slab of redwood in my basement for years and I finall...

2 597 days ago
View yooper's profile

finishing an old log face with cool logging mark

929 days ago by yooper

Looking for some suggestion please. I have an old log which shows an interest...

5 597 days ago
View cdkoch's profile

WTF did I just do?!?

651 days ago by cdkoch

Went to put a second coat of oil based Minwax quick dry poly on a door and it...

21 598 days ago
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598 days ago by trz

what’s your favorite way to finish birdseye maple?

2 598 days ago
View madts's profile

Acoustic guitar

707 days ago by madts

I am building my first guitar from a grizzly kit. This is a steel string acou...

8 598 days ago
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Quilt Rack

600 days ago by ptofimpact

Looking for a little input, made a standing Quilt Rack for my daughter, very ...

5 599 days ago
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Turquoise inlay

600 days ago by fisherdoug09

I have finally taken the plunge and did some Turquoise inlay in some rustic W...

4 599 days ago
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Finishing Log Carvings

602 days ago by rockindavan

My brother recently finished another log carving for his wie. He asked me ho...

8 600 days ago
View ChunkyC's profile

What is this blotch and how do I fix it?

601 days ago by ChunkyC

I built a nightstand / bedside table to go with the bed that I made. Today, ...

13 600 days ago
View JesseTutt's profile

self leveling finish?

601 days ago by JesseTutt

In construction work there are self leveling cement mixes you can use to elim...

8 600 days ago
View Zor's profile

New to woodworking and need refinishing advice.

606 days ago by Zor

Hey all. I’m a relative novice to woodworking and have found answers to...

15 601 days ago
View JesseTutt's profile

tape to block shellac finish?

601 days ago by JesseTutt

I am working on finishing a couple of projects using shellac. I need to mask...

4 601 days ago
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Earlex Spray Station

603 days ago by Peteyb

I am looking to buy any Earlex Spray station. Wonder what everyone is thinki...

6 602 days ago
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poly or laquer?

604 days ago by shelly_b

What are the benefits of each and what do you prefer? I am finishing some che...

20 602 days ago
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wipe on poly mix

604 days ago by woodklutz

What kind of container is best to store batches of mixture 50/50 so that it k...

10 603 days ago
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Paint sprayer

605 days ago by jomem

Hello one & all. I have just completed a fireplace surround that needs to...

1 603 days ago
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Advise on loose material inlays

604 days ago by RussellAP

That is an example of what I’m talking about. Do you lay the mat...

3 604 days ago

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