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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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combining woods

613 days ago by SqPeg

I am building a small jewelry box out of tiger maple and cocobolo. I am heari...

2 604 days ago
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Linseed oil--preserving lighter/darker shades in wood

606 days ago by Jumpinjack

Hi, I’m finishing a small wood project in sapele that has some carve...

7 604 days ago
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True Grit

606 days ago by RussellAP

I don’t want to open a can of worms here, but I see a couple things goi...

32 604 days ago
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What is this finish? Darker at edges/corners than in the middle

606 days ago by Mark

My grandmother’s clock has a finish which fades to black at the corners...

7 605 days ago
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Best lower cost alternative to the Fuji XT HVLP gun?

605 days ago by 404 - Not Found

It’s getting to the point where having another spray gun would be usefu...

0 605 days ago
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Best finish for a toboggan?

607 days ago by hubcap

I have a wood toboggan I bought new a while ago. It isn’t a real expen...

5 606 days ago
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The quickest way to a flawless paint finish on mdf, what works for you?

607 days ago by 404 - Not Found

Let me preface this by saying I have painted acres and acres of mdf. I use...

10 606 days ago
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Finishing Cherry

608 days ago by RussellAP

I’m building a chest from cherry. Some of the wood is lighter, not sapw...

24 607 days ago
View Millo's profile

What is your favorite, off-the-shelf walnut stain?

608 days ago by Millo

I have a table built with air-dried walnut, but whose legs are made with kiln...

5 607 days ago
View Millo's profile

If it's not one thing it's another (wiping varnish poly issues, some pics)

607 days ago by Millo

Now with pics… A bit of an issue with Arm R Seal… Doing gloss coa...

5 607 days ago
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Sealing Knots

609 days ago by LearningAsIGo

I need to prime and paint some boards that have knots in them. I’m usin...

9 607 days ago
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Howard Butcher Block Conditioner?

608 days ago by ChesapeakeBob

Howard Butcher Block Conditioner says it is made of food grade mineral oil st...

3 608 days ago
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white areas on the crossgrain

609 days ago by yrob

what are those white areas on the crossgrain of the cherry ?its typically...

13 608 days ago
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Cutting Board Oozing Mineral Oil

609 days ago by harriw

Hey folks, I finished up a pair of Cuttingboards for Christmas presents an...

4 609 days ago
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Help with Wipe-on poly on rosewood

609 days ago by BenI

Hi LJ’s, After seeing the Woodworking for Mere Mortals video on wood...

3 609 days ago
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Finishing cutting boards for restaurant use.

612 days ago by JoshuaJCox

Hey guys, I need your wealth of expertise. I currently work in a fine dini...

6 610 days ago
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I would like Oak to look very dark

611 days ago by moke

I am looking for recommendations to make an oak cabinet look as dark as walnu...

31 610 days ago
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Remove water rings from finished furniture

611 days ago by Handtooler

LJers, I possess a Pub Table of yesteryear. I’m unsure if the finish ...

12 611 days ago
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High build, photo safe, water based clear coat?

612 days ago by bh442

Hey guys, I’ve tried looking around a bit, but with no luck. Right n...

7 611 days ago
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613 days ago by chocked

I cut part of a river burch tree in my front yard. My wife loves that tree s...

2 611 days ago

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