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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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1918 Lee Enfield No. 1 SMLE MkIII* Stock Finish?

03-08-2015 05:26 AM by Sparks8286

I’m in the process of rebuilding this gun that I recently found in ...

18 03-10-2015 02:39 AM
View johnLT's profile

Refinishing old oiled wood table

03-09-2015 03:10 AM by johnLT

Well, I finished the remodel of the kitchen but now the oak table does not ma...

11 03-09-2015 08:43 PM
View farmersteve's profile

Varnish vs lacquer and application

03-08-2015 04:49 PM by farmersteve

So what’s the difference between varnish and lacquer resins and applica...

1 03-08-2015 05:08 PM
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Ammonia Fuming white oak question

03-07-2015 11:37 PM by sanfranciscocedarco

I am going to fume some table tops that I am building. There are 7 of them an...

5 03-08-2015 03:45 AM
View JR545's profile

Expired PreCat Laq.

03-07-2015 03:57 PM by JR545

Can/should I continue to use precat even though it past it’s use by dat...

3 03-07-2015 10:54 PM
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Laquer over wax/oil finish?

03-04-2015 09:17 PM by JR545

Need some advice, I’m new to the whole “finishes other than poly&...

10 03-07-2015 04:08 PM
View Paul Maurer's profile

Recommend a finish for bathroom barn wood mirrors.

03-03-2015 05:09 PM by Paul Maurer

I am to make bathroom mirrors out of barn wood. It has been suggested to use ...

9 03-05-2015 10:05 PM
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What is a good finish to use for lye soap making materials?

03-05-2015 02:07 AM by T8RB

I have made a soap mold/soap slicing box for my wife’s soap making hobb...

3 03-05-2015 04:21 PM
View Sanderguy777's profile

How to use boiled linseed oil

03-04-2015 05:12 AM by Sanderguy777

I got some boiled linseed oil the other day and I need to know how to use it ...

7 03-05-2015 04:04 AM
View sanfranciscocedarco's profile

What finish to use on outdoor restaurant tables

03-04-2015 03:33 PM by sanfranciscocedarco

I am building 7 tables for a restaurant in Northern CA. They are made of whit...

6 03-04-2015 11:07 PM
View jdege's profile

Finish for a laundry table

03-01-2015 08:14 PM by jdege

I’m planning on building a table for the laundry room. Some thing to fo...

3 03-04-2015 01:54 PM
View Richard's profile

Will this spray gun work with my compressor ?

03-04-2015 12:02 AM by Richard

I am looking at getting a spray gun anddidn’t want to start out with to...

5 03-04-2015 05:02 AM
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Restoring a 1950's Cass Toy Co Chest with Images, Help Please!

01-24-2015 01:47 PM by JenTWG

I have researched this to death and before I start this project I want to cov...

11 03-03-2015 08:25 PM
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A Different Approach to Grain Filling

03-02-2015 08:26 PM by CharlesNeil

This would not be a good idea on really open pored woods like oak or ash but ...

6 03-03-2015 02:17 PM
View Taizer's profile

Live edge black walnut for shelf or bar top

03-01-2015 03:32 AM by Taizer

Hello all. I have a super nice piece of 2.75 inch thick by 132 inches long by...

9 03-02-2015 01:19 AM
View jack43's profile

Red vs White oak

03-01-2015 02:56 PM by jack43

I”m building 2 side tables and don”t have enough red or white oak...

9 03-01-2015 09:52 PM
View Hartworks's profile

Maintaining color of Padauk

06-28-2014 05:13 AM by Hartworks

Here is my dilemma, I am using African Mahogany with sections and border of P...

10 03-01-2015 04:46 PM
View sawdust99's profile

installing woodstringing on a dyed box lid

02-27-2015 04:30 PM by sawdust99

If you dye a box color you want how do you install white stringing after box ...

1 02-27-2015 06:21 PM
View mahdee's profile

Needing to paint some PVC for outdoor use.

02-27-2015 01:46 PM by mahdee

Hello,I’ve bever used pvc for a project other than plumbing so, have no...

8 02-27-2015 03:49 PM
View Ramber's profile

Need some hardware suggestions

02-26-2015 05:26 PM by Ramber

So I have been doing some bentwood rings recently, and I kind of want to morp...

0 02-26-2015 05:26 PM

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