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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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Why use an Orbital Sander?

08-31-2013 11:31 PM by danoaz

So I don’t have a buddy next door or someone to call and I am a complet...

20 09-02-2013 04:38 PM
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Cherry coffee table

09-01-2013 07:43 PM by Shozzy

Hello, I am new to the forum so I hope I have posted this in the appropriate...

6 09-02-2013 02:32 AM
View Matt Przybylski's profile

SealCoat streaks

09-01-2013 02:06 PM by Matt Przybylski

So I was sealing in some gel stain yesterday on red oak and I brushed on Zins...

7 09-01-2013 11:57 PM
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Hot Weather Finishing

09-01-2013 07:45 PM by LarryT

Sorry if this is repeated. I evidently posted it in the wrong place on the f...

0 09-01-2013 07:45 PM
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High traction finishes?

08-22-2013 07:10 AM by naughtypine

Hi all….i am new to the lumberjocks forums, and this is my first post&#...

4 09-01-2013 01:20 PM
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Food Grade Finish Generic Question (wax)

08-31-2013 05:31 PM by wastedalf

My next to projects are going to be for the kitchen. A bread cooling rack wit...

12 09-01-2013 01:00 PM
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Stripes in finish

08-31-2013 12:22 AM by wastedalf

This may be an easy question to answer but please don’t make fun of me ...

7 08-31-2013 05:05 PM
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Baffled, I have salt crystals forming on the end grain of my finished cedar boxes

08-27-2013 04:28 PM by Blackie_

I have something happening that I’ve never seen before, On one of my re...

9 08-31-2013 02:43 PM
View Esko Lehtovaara's profile

nails or something sofisticated

08-27-2013 10:14 AM by Esko Lehtovaara

Hello all of you who paint (or such) your woodworking project!When you have ...

3 08-30-2013 03:51 PM
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Finishing for newbies - over Mahogany Veneer and MDF

08-07-2013 07:47 AM by babarracus

On the job, almost all of the finishing work gets subbed out to the painter. ...

3 08-29-2013 11:01 PM
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English Walnut Finishing : Completely Transparent

08-28-2013 06:47 AM by brianaltman

I have a 150 year old English walnut table that I am refinishing. Upon remov...

8 08-29-2013 12:06 PM
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meaning of writing on back of sandpaper?

07-23-2013 11:55 PM by JesseTutt

I recently purchased 2 rolls of sandpaper for my drum sander. As I was unrol...

2 08-29-2013 06:57 AM
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Patio Tabler Red Cedar Finishing

07-17-2013 08:23 AM by lepelerin

Hello, One more time I am asking for advice. I am building the patio table...

1 08-29-2013 03:22 AM
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08-27-2013 07:50 PM by rb88

I am referring to it being used as or with another finish, not in applying it...

13 08-28-2013 10:58 AM
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Cherry - Darkening, Finishing, Racing against time questions

08-26-2013 12:15 AM by JustJoe

8 days til I head across country and I got sucked into making a couple of sur...

11 08-28-2013 02:02 AM
View trz's profile

spraying polyurethane

08-27-2013 11:58 PM by trz

can I spray Minwax oil based poly with my hvlp gun with good results. I f no...

4 08-28-2013 02:01 AM
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Looking for color scheme suggestions

08-13-2013 10:29 PM by dansnow

I have this project I’m working on, a DC-3 whirlygig. The construction ...

6 08-27-2013 06:16 PM
View Matt Vredenburg's profile

Deft lacquer - desktop after rubout is ploy-able

08-26-2013 02:50 PM by Matt Vredenburg

I sprayed 3 coats of deft gloss lacquer, scuff sanding in between, I would ca...

4 08-26-2013 04:00 PM
View joeyinsouthaustin's profile

Help me with clear coat, wh oak, veneer burnthrough... please?!?

08-17-2013 12:02 AM by joeyinsouthaustin

I searched this topic and found some limited replies, and concerning stain. ...

16 08-26-2013 02:08 PM
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Sanding an angled board

08-25-2013 08:38 PM by kocgolf

I have a 72” by 3.5” board, with a 30 degree angle cut the length...

3 08-26-2013 02:17 AM

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