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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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Refinishing an antique sewing machine table

598 days ago by Glenn Huovinen

My wife bought an antique sewing machine built in a table that looks like oak...

2 598 days ago
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More than you ever wanted to know about Shellac

600 days ago by Clint Searl

3 599 days ago
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night stand finishing

602 days ago by whitebeast88

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

8 601 days ago
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When and how to finish

605 days ago by gepatino

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

20 601 days ago
View dakremer's profile

Finish and kid's toys

609 days ago by dakremer

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

20 601 days ago
View woodengaragedoorguy's profile

Mahogany bleeding over surface when moisture is introduced

602 days ago by woodengaragedoorguy

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

3 601 days ago
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Temps in the 30's and I still need to clear coat

603 days ago by Challanged

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

11 602 days ago
View Matt Przybylski's profile

First time staining, lots of questions

604 days ago by Matt Przybylski

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

25 603 days ago
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Wood Conditioner

603 days ago by drpdrp

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

2 603 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

What do you think?

604 days ago by RussellAP

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

5 604 days ago
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608 days ago by doninvegas

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

14 605 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

Minwax wipe on poly

605 days ago by RussellAP

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

8 605 days ago
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Maple end grain darken at finish

605 days ago by stevematis

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

2 605 days ago
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finishing question....

607 days ago by moke

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

11 605 days ago
View Delengowski's profile

Stripping old wooden furniture

684 days ago by Delengowski

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

11 606 days ago
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Danish Oil, Getting blotchy spots on Cherry panels-see last post

616 days ago by steve6678

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

44 607 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

Titebond has a secret

608 days ago by RussellAP

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

14 607 days ago
View dreamdogs's profile

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

611 days ago by dreamdogs

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

13 608 days ago
View finishingup's profile

Holding on to finished work.

609 days ago by finishingup

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

28 608 days ago
View CharlesNeil's profile

Pen finishes

612 days ago by CharlesNeil

What do you pen turners use, prefer for pens,

11 608 days ago

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