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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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More than you ever wanted to know about Shellac

590 days ago by Clint Searl

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night stand finishing

592 days ago by whitebeast88

i have built a pair of night stands for a customer and i’m wanting to u...

8 590 days ago
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When and how to finish

595 days ago by gepatino

Well, the subject doesn’t say much, my question (absolute newbie) is: ...

20 591 days ago
View dakremer's profile

Finish and kid's toys

598 days ago by dakremer

What finish is appropriate for making toys that could potentially end up in a...

20 591 days ago
View woodengaragedoorguy's profile

Mahogany bleeding over surface when moisture is introduced

591 days ago by woodengaragedoorguy

I need assistance with Mahogany Bleeding through or shall I say bleeding in g...

3 591 days ago
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Temps in the 30's and I still need to clear coat

592 days ago by Challanged

I had difficulty matching my stain which delayed my project by a couple of we...

11 592 days ago
View Matt Przybylski's profile

First time staining, lots of questions

593 days ago by Matt Przybylski

Hello everyone,I apologize in advance for all the questions but I’m abo...

25 592 days ago
View drpdrp's profile

Wood Conditioner

593 days ago by drpdrp

What does this stuff actually do? Like, does it open pores or something?

2 593 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

What do you think?

594 days ago by RussellAP

Should I do those brass lower and upper corners on the back side as well ...

5 594 days ago
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598 days ago by doninvegas

The past year or so I have been using the Deft spray lacquer on some small pr...

14 594 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

Minwax wipe on poly

595 days ago by RussellAP

I’ve been experimenting with finishes for my new chest. It uses Padauk,...

8 594 days ago
View stevematis's profile

Maple end grain darken at finish

595 days ago by stevematis

I am making 10 pcs. of small bowle, where the middle piece is hard maple,...

2 595 days ago
View moke's profile

finishing question....

597 days ago by moke

This maybe a simple question, but can I use a water based poly finish and fol...

11 595 days ago
View Delengowski's profile

Stripping old wooden furniture

674 days ago by Delengowski

Okay I’m stripping the paint off of my sisters furniture in her room(wa...

11 596 days ago
View steve6678's profile

Danish Oil, Getting blotchy spots on Cherry panels-see last post

606 days ago by steve6678

I usually apply Watco Danish Oil, usual coats, then dry for 72 hrs. then Gel ...

44 597 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

Titebond has a secret

597 days ago by RussellAP

I don’t know how many of you know this, or perhaps I’m late to th...

14 597 days ago
View dreamdogs's profile

What do you use for final clean-up before staining?

601 days ago by dreamdogs

Greetings … Though I’m sneaking up on sixty, I’m still a...

13 597 days ago
View finishingup's profile

Holding on to finished work.

599 days ago by finishingup

I did a job for a friend recently, it was an Oak 5’ by 4’ Oak tab...

28 597 days ago
View CharlesNeil's profile

Pen finishes

601 days ago by CharlesNeil

What do you pen turners use, prefer for pens,

11 598 days ago
View don1960's profile

got a couple streaks with GF Gel Satin Topcoat

606 days ago by don1960

So, trying something new on a tabletop. I have the wood all sanded, cleaned,...

5 599 days ago

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