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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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Finish Suggestions...

01-23-2016 11:15 PM by TomHoffman

I am in the process of building a Western Red Cedar Drain Board to sit to the...

4 01-24-2016 02:08 PM
View Dougl's profile

Refinishing shellac finish pine window trim

01-22-2016 06:31 PM by Dougl

I’ve have a client who wants all of her interior windows, sliding doors...

9 01-23-2016 05:18 PM
View garlandkr's profile

Preserving beetle tunnels in Ash

01-21-2016 04:44 PM by garlandkr

I have some Ash that I’m using in a project and after milling it expose...

8 01-23-2016 01:04 AM
View patcollins's profile

First step in painting raw maple....

01-20-2016 11:16 PM by patcollins

I know it pains me to paint any hardwood, but my cabinets were in poor shape...

15 01-21-2016 01:50 PM
View Tom's profile

What kind of beeswax to use on cutting board

01-19-2016 09:58 PM by Tom

I’ve finished my 1st cutting board and used mineral oil on it; putting ...

9 01-20-2016 05:40 PM
View shoichi's profile

Grain Filler question

01-16-2016 02:04 PM by shoichi

Hello there, I decided as my first wood working project to make a wooden chan...

13 01-20-2016 04:12 PM
View shoichi's profile

Please critique my finishing schedule on a walnut piece

01-18-2016 05:09 PM by shoichi

this is my first major project but ive done hours upon hours of research and ...

11 01-20-2016 04:02 AM
View bbasiaga's profile

Earlex accessory where-to-buy?

01-20-2016 12:04 AM by bbasiaga

I am looking for a second pot for my Earlex 5500. The one I need is the non-...

5 01-20-2016 03:40 AM
View Keith Kelly's profile

Too late to finish underside of these boards?

01-13-2016 03:03 AM by Keith Kelly

I’m assembling a wall shelf I built for an unused space behind a door i...

4 01-19-2016 11:34 PM
View fivecodys's profile

Frustrated! Followed all the instructions and it's still blotchy!

01-18-2016 09:25 PM by fivecodys

Most of the projects I build don’t usually require using stain (jus...

12 01-19-2016 10:45 PM
View tburkhart's profile

Looking for a good post-stain matte finish

01-18-2016 06:44 PM by tburkhart

My wife and I found a nice solid coffee table at a thrift store a few months ...

2 01-19-2016 05:26 AM
View mahdee's profile

oppps. I think I screwed up

01-16-2016 12:28 AM by mahdee

Hi all,You know when you have several projects going at once sometimes you fo...

13 01-16-2016 05:41 PM
View Mrkixx's profile

What's your favourite finish

01-13-2016 02:36 AM by Mrkixx

Happy New Year Guys and Gals, I have been wondering about, finishing for proj...

24 01-15-2016 03:19 AM
View willhime's profile

Pneumatic staple divots

01-08-2016 07:18 PM by willhime

Is there a technique I’m missing when using an air-stapler on finished ...

5 01-14-2016 10:02 PM
View Harry's profile

Sealer for cradled art panels

01-14-2016 05:28 AM by Harry

I make a lot of these cradled art panels using poplar and faced with 3/16 bir...

3 01-14-2016 09:40 AM
View Dedvw's profile

Reclaimed lumber matching stain/finish

01-12-2016 01:39 PM by Dedvw

Hello all, I picked up some grey reclaimed lumber the other day an am wond...

5 01-13-2016 03:40 PM
View SkiTique's profile

Waterlox Cherry and Walnut Countertop

01-12-2016 02:44 AM by SkiTique

Hello Everyone, I’m somewhat new to woodworking and new to the forum...

9 01-12-2016 04:16 PM
View torea's profile

Top Coat on a Keepsake box?

01-09-2016 03:10 PM by torea

Hey all! First post here after lurking for a bit! Sorry for the long post =P ...

7 01-12-2016 12:54 AM
View LarsCA's profile

Finish for exterior door, is Varathane interior finish OK?

12-28-2015 07:21 PM by LarsCA

We picked up our new exterior door a couple of weeks ago and then had a cabin...

14 01-11-2016 11:23 PM
View ekbaird's profile

NC lacquer disappearing into soft redwood :(

01-11-2016 01:36 PM by ekbaird

Hey guys this is my first post and I’ve got a situation.I am attempting...

7 01-11-2016 08:48 PM

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