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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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Bay window seat. Finishing?

03-04-2013 11:11 PM by Charlie

Getting a new window installed in the living room. This one will be a bow win...

8 10-03-2013 02:00 AM
View JoeMurphy's profile

"Production" lettering

10-02-2013 04:11 PM by JoeMurphy

I am building a bunch of toy swords for a school fundraiser. I have a custom...

10 10-03-2013 01:05 AM
View EWJSMITH's profile

Best or Recommended Finish For Tea Light Holders

10-02-2013 01:20 AM by EWJSMITH

Hi all, I have some tea light holders made from birch, purpleheart, cherry...

5 10-02-2013 08:34 PM
View Steven Gaffin's profile

Fingerprints in fuming?!

10-01-2013 06:51 PM by Steven Gaffin

I was talking to a work associate, who also does woodworking, and I brought u...

4 10-02-2013 02:30 PM
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Cedar Exterior Doors - need to protect

09-30-2013 11:14 PM by bbc557ci

Hello all. I’m in the process (almost finished actually) of making up ...

3 10-02-2013 01:20 PM
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Heat Affect on Finish for Entertainment Center Shelf

09-30-2013 05:07 PM by WillTheEngineer

Hello, Apologies if I missed this topic in my search. I’m finishing ...

6 10-01-2013 12:29 PM
View Woodworker101's profile

Spray Varnish

09-30-2013 09:29 AM by Woodworker101

Hi, I have been using spray varnishes to finish off my scroll saw projects...

2 09-30-2013 05:59 PM
View coonazz's profile

Recommended pour-on epoxy for cedar slab dining room table?

09-30-2013 02:46 PM by coonazz

This is my first big project and I’m trying to decide on a finish. I&#...

6 09-30-2013 04:34 PM
View ptkaster's profile

How do I combat polyurethane clouding?

09-27-2013 08:54 PM by ptkaster

I just finished a coffee table with minwax high-gloss polyurethane. I sanded ...

11 09-30-2013 03:06 AM
View higtron's profile

Trans Tint in water based Poly

09-29-2013 05:50 PM by higtron

Is trans tint compatible with water based Polycyrilic.

2 09-29-2013 11:16 PM
View MikeinSC's profile

finishes and types of wood

09-22-2013 02:16 PM by MikeinSC

About a year ago I found a writeup that listed types of wood and finishes tha...

12 09-29-2013 03:44 PM
View Peter5's profile

a little confused about watco danish oil

05-02-2012 05:04 PM by Peter5

I use Watco Danish oil to finish pretty much everything, and for the longest ...

46 09-29-2013 03:20 PM
View helluvawreck's profile

Best Way to Apply a Watco Danish Oil Finish With Topcat? Links to Good Tutorial?

05-13-2012 02:40 PM by helluvawreck

Most of you know that I’m not an advanced craftsman. I have been making...

15 09-29-2013 01:12 PM
View mbs's profile

Respirator for spraying Sherwin Williams CAB acrylic lacquer?

09-28-2013 05:36 AM by mbs

I’m looking for a specific recommendation for a half mask respirator th...

8 09-28-2013 08:56 PM
View CharlesA's profile

Heirloom Carving, should I do anything?

09-28-2013 02:49 PM by CharlesA

I have a carving that our family has had for at least 50 years. My parents w...

9 09-28-2013 06:57 PM
View Shopsmithtom's profile

Spraying waterborn finishes

05-30-2012 03:58 PM by Shopsmithtom

I volunteered to help a friend with some finishing work & rather than do ...

19 09-28-2013 05:55 PM
View phlyers's profile

Cheaper alternative.

09-28-2013 03:02 AM by phlyers

Hey guys for applications where all I want to do is highlight the grain and p...

6 09-28-2013 03:24 PM
View john2005's profile (online now)

Spraying shellac

09-26-2013 04:24 AM by john2005

Ok, how many of you spray shellac, and how do you do it. I work at a body sh...

12 09-27-2013 01:07 PM
View Laughran's profile

Orange peel with spray can of Shellac

09-26-2013 11:45 AM by Laughran

I bought a spray can of Zissner Bulls Eye Shellac, when sprayed on my project...

5 09-27-2013 10:10 AM
View comboprof's profile

Question on tack cloths.

09-23-2013 09:59 PM by comboprof

About 12 years ago my wife bought 50 Gerson Tack cloths for resale in her cra...

9 09-27-2013 07:05 AM

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