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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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Other than epoxy for bartops/counter tops

02-06-2016 01:44 PM by Monte Pittman

I have used a lot of 2 part epoxy for these. While I like the product very mu...

19 02-07-2016 04:48 PM
View Mutha's profile

Baking wood to darken

02-05-2016 01:35 AM by Mutha

Ok i have done some searching with no luck on an answer unless im just missin...

13 02-05-2016 10:40 PM
View andy_P's profile

Rockler Mixing Mate

01-09-2014 04:54 AM by andy_P

Just curious if anyone has had some experience with Rockler’s Mixing Ma...

17 02-05-2016 08:40 PM
View ckwoodworking's profile

HELP-- Polyurethane crystalizing white

02-05-2016 01:35 AM by ckwoodworking

Does anyone have an answer for this?? I applied two coats of Minwax na...

11 02-05-2016 07:53 PM
View WOODIE1's profile

Grace True Coat 2 stop spraying???? some advise

02-05-2016 05:44 AM by WOODIE1

Ok I just sprayed about 40 cabinet doors with zero issue and was honestly blo...

0 02-05-2016 05:44 AM
View Bulkhead's profile

How would you approach this?

01-26-2016 07:50 PM by Bulkhead

I have a large, complex set of built-ins that I am constructing and need advi...

6 02-04-2016 03:40 PM
View TheBronzeoakleaf's profile

Paste Wax and Steel Wool?

02-04-2016 01:09 AM by TheBronzeoakleaf

Has anyone ever applied paste wax with steel wool? 7th grade shop class was ...

4 02-04-2016 02:03 AM
View xeddog's profile

How do I stain maple a dark brown?

02-02-2016 10:44 PM by xeddog

I have been working on a project for a couple of months now. The hangup is t...

17 02-03-2016 10:50 PM
View alwayslearning's profile

would like suggestions for a finish for a benchtop tool Caddy I'm making

01-26-2016 04:52 PM by alwayslearning

Hello, I’m new to lumberjocks and a learning woodworker, these forums ...

9 02-03-2016 06:27 PM
View EagleTRL57's profile

Problems with epoxy finish

12-25-2015 04:43 PM by EagleTRL57

I have a challenge I have never run into before and need some advice from the...

8 02-03-2016 02:56 PM
View Holzarbeiterin's profile

Dying parts before final assembly?

02-03-2016 12:35 PM by Holzarbeiterin

Hello, I am making a shop stool for my wife using the piano stool hardward...

1 02-03-2016 12:49 PM
View tealetm's profile

Questions about refinishing doors

01-20-2016 06:22 PM by tealetm

Hi all- I’m new to this website and am looking for some help. To giv...

12 02-03-2016 03:14 AM
View noone's profile

Refinishing 1996 stained built-in - scuff sanding to 220 ok?

11-09-2015 03:01 AM by noone

I’m refinishing a 1996 built in that is faded. It looks like this built...

3 02-02-2016 06:42 PM
View Woodpecker23's profile

Leveling barn board table top

02-01-2016 06:09 AM by Woodpecker23

My wife has very politely asked me to build her a new office desk… by a...

5 02-02-2016 04:49 AM
View Jimlaw's profile

Cleaning and sanitizing old barn wood desk

02-01-2016 01:52 PM by Jimlaw

Hoping to get your advice. I got some old barn wood from my wife’s child...

4 02-02-2016 01:43 AM
View Autorotate's profile

Pallet Wood

01-31-2016 03:50 PM by Autorotate

Hello all, First, I am not trying to save the world and celebrate earth da...

15 02-01-2016 03:46 AM
View BigMig's profile

The MOST basic finishing material of all - WAX

01-30-2016 02:35 PM by BigMig

I made a coffee table where the top is made from lacewood. I finished it wit...

8 02-01-2016 03:10 AM
View BigDaddy1966's profile

HVLP Sprayers

01-10-2016 01:06 AM by BigDaddy1966

I am looking to purchase a sprayer and have looked at several from $150 ̵...

17 01-31-2016 08:18 PM
View bmalloy's profile

too much satin?

01-31-2016 05:15 AM by bmalloy

Hi, I am attempting to make my first table. Here is a post w/ some pics: http...

6 01-31-2016 07:56 PM
View Kristoffer's profile

Animal safe clear coat question

01-06-2016 03:36 AM by Kristoffer

Does anyone know of an animal safe clear coat finish? I’ve been making ...

5 01-31-2016 04:29 PM

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