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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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How to finish outdoor, W red cedar table to look dark

11-18-2013 05:22 PM by eddie27

I’m a fairly new woodworker. I’ve built a nesting table for my B...

3 11-29-2013 01:12 PM
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Transtint and Arm-R-Seal

11-28-2013 01:19 AM by rrdesigns

Can transtint be used to slightly alter the color of Arm-r-seal urethane? I h...

6 11-28-2013 09:08 PM
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Cutting board Filler

11-26-2013 10:02 PM by Sandblastguy

I have 50 cutting boards to make for Christmas. Must be a little crazy. Anywa...

4 11-27-2013 08:44 PM
View Cousinwill's profile

CA Glue and Checks

11-27-2013 02:56 PM by Cousinwill

Hello everyone !! I need some advice ~! I do a lot of natural edge bowl t...

3 11-27-2013 06:19 PM
View chrisstef's profile

What do you use to hold your finish while applying?

11-25-2013 12:28 AM by chrisstef

So im in the shop and im about to brush on another coat of finish and like al...

27 11-27-2013 05:44 PM
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Will a Rockler HVLP Spray Gun Work With My 0.8 HP Compressor?

11-27-2013 04:30 AM by ajosephg

My inexpensive Campbell Hausfeld Compressor is speced at 3.5 cfm @ 40 psi. (...

7 11-27-2013 03:04 PM
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Can I use interior Waterlox original?

11-26-2013 10:46 PM by newwoodbutcher

It’s for my front door threshold, made of Sapele. I live in San Diego CA. T...

3 11-27-2013 03:55 AM
View DetroitReds's profile

Advice finishing quartersawn sycamore

11-26-2013 06:52 PM by DetroitReds

Hi all,I’m near completion a sofa table but haven’t figured out m...

5 11-27-2013 12:18 AM
View tanglefoot's profile

what is the type of plywood to put a cherry finish on for a murphey be

11-25-2013 11:24 PM by tanglefoot

I’m looking at making a murphey bed. I would use 3/4 plywood for main c...

3 11-26-2013 10:56 PM
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Padauk bleeding. Everything is pink!

11-25-2013 06:15 PM by TaleSspin

I’ve made a table top with alternating strips of padauk and maple. May ...

9 11-26-2013 09:08 PM
View yooper's profile

Evening out the color of cherry boards

11-26-2013 05:50 PM by yooper

All, Do you have an opinion on the best way to even out the color of cherry b...

4 11-26-2013 07:47 PM
View ToddJB's profile

What finish for bathroom vanity

11-09-2013 08:36 PM by ToddJB

All, I’m converting a dresser into our bathroom vanity. It currently...

13 11-26-2013 12:52 AM
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Shark skin

11-23-2013 10:13 AM by Dominik Matus

Hi everybody. Does anybody know where to get shark leather? I want to use it ...

13 11-26-2013 12:40 AM
View Loren's profile

Does acetone dissolve shellac?

11-25-2013 06:45 PM by Loren

Does acetone dissolve shellac? Not as a substitute for alcohol, I mean in ...

3 11-25-2013 10:13 PM
View steveh0203's profile

miniwax wipe on poly

11-25-2013 04:45 PM by steveh0203

I am trying to refinish some handgun grips. I had some Miniwax wipe on poly t...

4 11-25-2013 06:24 PM
View sgtq's profile

purple in purpleheart died .......

11-22-2013 12:09 AM by sgtq

Help my purple left my purpleheart. The original plank was amazingly purple ...

13 11-25-2013 05:22 PM
View mporter's profile

What can you use under water based poly?

11-25-2013 12:47 AM by mporter

Can you use BLO? Amber shellac? I am finishing a walnut table top and want a ...

6 11-25-2013 01:57 PM
View Whiskers's profile

sponges or steel wool?

11-25-2013 05:29 AM by Whiskers

Ive never used a sanding sponge, or even seen one, but I just ordered a few t...

4 11-25-2013 06:09 AM
View Sawdust2012's profile

how much sanding must one do?

11-24-2013 10:40 PM by Sawdust2012

Good Evening. I am trying to make some bottle stoppers which I finish with da...

2 11-24-2013 11:59 PM
View barringerfurniture's profile

Ever use the "wet rag and iron trick" to close a hairline crack?

11-23-2013 07:02 PM by barringerfurniture

Unfortunately I have no pics to share of the problem yet but I’ll descr...

9 11-24-2013 07:26 PM

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