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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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Flocking the details

02-27-2014 09:01 PM by BubingaBill

Hi again gang,I’m working on my latest cue case and after designing and...

21 02-28-2014 08:05 PM
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Which kinds of finish sit on the surface without penetrating?

02-27-2014 07:31 PM by HarveyDunn

I’m trying to sort through all my options for finishing a project. I wa...

9 02-28-2014 07:01 PM
View Betasig588's profile

Exterior finish for plywood chair

02-28-2014 02:40 AM by Betasig588

I am trying to put together a few modern adirondack chairs for the backya...

3 02-28-2014 04:04 PM
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02-24-2014 07:15 PM by rowjoe76

Hello Everyone, I’m currently constructing a stereo cabinet out of Walnut ...

5 02-28-2014 03:41 AM
View squarehippo's profile

Water based poly turned milky

02-27-2014 04:37 AM by squarehippo

I shipped a few boxes to a customer in a much colder climate (NC to PA) and h...

1 02-27-2014 04:55 AM
View JCMeyersIV's profile

Finish for a pine dinging room table.

02-26-2014 08:41 PM by JCMeyersIV

I bought a home in October right across from my parents house. Decided to sav...

2 02-26-2014 09:03 PM
View kooldecker's profile

saw handle question

02-26-2014 01:25 PM by kooldecker

Hey guys im doing a rehab on an old dovetail saw that i got from an uncle. I ...

2 02-26-2014 01:56 PM
View kimosawboy's profile

Smooth to rough cut

02-25-2014 03:10 PM by kimosawboy

Pretty straight forward to go from rough cut wood to smooth…. Try going...

2 02-25-2014 04:00 PM
View lumberjoe's profile

11 different finishes on Walnut - the initial coat (long but awesome) *UPDATED*

02-18-2014 04:42 AM by lumberjoe

So I decided to “bust some myths” about finishing. Most notably t...

38 02-25-2014 04:50 AM
View GregD's profile

Covering lights used when spraying

02-24-2014 02:46 PM by GregD

I’m getting into spraying finishes. For extra light I got a pair of in...

2 02-24-2014 04:18 PM
View Tommy's profile

Wax for a table top finish

02-24-2014 03:57 AM by Tommy

Finishing is a topic I struggle with. I just built a dining table for a frien...

4 02-24-2014 04:03 PM
View bigblockyeti's profile

Sherwin Williams finishes quality??

02-22-2014 02:30 PM by bigblockyeti

Who uses finishes (other than paint) from Sherwin Williams and how good is it...

11 02-23-2014 05:36 PM
View TheWoodenOyster's profile

Keeping bubbles out of brush on poly

02-21-2014 05:16 PM by TheWoodenOyster

Hey guys, Do y’all have any tips for keeping the bubbles out of brus...

23 02-23-2014 02:49 PM
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Rustoluem - color vs drying time?

01-27-2014 05:52 PM by Steamboat_Willie

Has anyone noticed if the Rustoleum brand oil based paint (brush-on from the ...

3 02-23-2014 02:44 AM
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Poly over General Finishes Milk Paint?

02-22-2014 10:03 PM by Accidentprone315

I building two tele styled guitars, and used General Finishes milk paints. I&...

1 02-23-2014 01:34 AM
View dunk's profile

Odd problem

02-22-2014 07:52 PM by dunk

Odd problem.I have a head board made of solid Oak. Looks like clear lacquer f...

13 02-23-2014 01:13 AM
View Charlie75's profile

General finishes water based Dye Stain

02-21-2014 12:12 AM by Charlie75

I am in the process of finishing a valentine band saw jewelry box. I applied ...

9 02-21-2014 08:08 PM
View Chris_Smith's profile

finishing maple countertop that includes a sink and dishwasher

04-09-2012 12:03 PM by Chris_Smith

Hello,I have recently bought a maple countertop from lumber liquidators. It i...

8 02-21-2014 05:05 PM
View Eddie's profile

Advice before painting changing table? light distressing/antiquing

06-11-2013 05:25 PM by Eddie

Hi guys, I am nearly done with the changing table/dresser I am building fo...

9 02-21-2014 12:39 AM
View Targa's profile

Quick Questions About Using Blue Painters Tape To Avoid Glue On Surfaces To Be Stained

02-20-2014 05:07 PM by Targa

I have been working on my first woodworking project and have two quick questi...

3 02-20-2014 09:12 PM

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