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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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Finish for cherry bathroom shelf?

02-09-2013 09:55 PM by BerBer5985

I made a bathroom shelf for my wife out of cherry that she’s been wanti...

1 02-09-2013 10:21 PM
View DanaLynn's profile

How can you get a polyeurthene spray finish to dry faster....heat?

02-09-2013 12:05 PM by DanaLynn

I have a heart shapped puzzle I made for a giveaway at church this morning an...

5 02-09-2013 12:58 PM
View jpmassey's profile

Please help identify this finish

01-28-2013 08:50 AM by jpmassey

I’ve spent a couple years working in a custom cabinet shop, but we only...

18 02-08-2013 09:10 PM
View RussellAP's profile

Question for turners

02-07-2013 05:33 PM by RussellAP

Do you finish the bottom of your bowls? I just sand mine down and maybe on...

16 02-08-2013 12:42 PM
View chip73's profile

HVLP and Milk Paint

05-05-2012 03:25 PM by chip73

I am working on an entertainment center for my daughter and she wants it pain...

8 02-08-2013 12:43 AM
View Kade Knight's profile

Best table top finishes?

02-06-2013 03:46 PM by Kade Knight

So I am building an alder table…I know its a relatively soft wood for a...

7 02-07-2013 05:15 PM
View Sirgreggins's profile

Will water based poly blotch on cherry?

02-04-2013 09:55 PM by Sirgreggins

Hye guys, I was curious if waterbased poly would blotch on cherry or if blotc...

9 02-07-2013 12:23 AM
View WOODIE1's profile

Pianting routed MDF doors.

02-04-2013 10:36 PM by WOODIE1

Ok I made 2 mistakes, one not making my own real wood cabinet doors and anoth...

4 02-06-2013 05:58 AM
View brownred's profile

Finishes for Wenge?

02-06-2013 03:17 AM by brownred

I have some Wenge that I am playing around with. I put on some “wipe on...

1 02-06-2013 03:50 AM
View mstang1988's profile

Help Choosing Wood and Finish for Dining Table

02-04-2013 05:29 PM by mstang1988

I’ve been planning on building a dining table and through accident foun...

11 02-05-2013 05:19 PM
View PSUmike's profile

Food-safe finish for pallet wood

02-04-2013 01:57 AM by PSUmike

Hello all, I’ve been gathering and busting apart recycled pallets fo...

11 02-05-2013 03:30 PM
View jlasersmith's profile

1950's Craftsman floor model TS... I need input on what colors to paint it.

01-04-2013 02:56 PM by jlasersmith

Sorry if this is the wrong forum. I have a 1950’s Craftsman table saw t...

18 02-04-2013 06:13 PM
View Purrmaster's profile

Interesting information on varnish in cold weather

02-04-2013 01:49 AM by Purrmaster

I thought some of you might be interested in this link: http://community.w...

0 02-04-2013 01:49 AM
View SVM's profile

finishing for chestnut

02-02-2013 09:12 AM by SVM

hello all.This is my first post :-)as i am currently unemployed, i resumed a ...

6 02-03-2013 03:37 PM
View dogdoc's profile

I've messed up paint/poly problem

01-30-2013 09:34 AM by dogdoc

I’ve gotten myself into a paint pickle, and as will be clear when you r...

10 02-03-2013 04:19 AM
View Purrmaster's profile

Should I use a finish on a cedar chest?

02-03-2013 12:36 AM by Purrmaster

I’m planning on making a small chest out of aromatic cedar. The tradit...

6 02-03-2013 03:18 AM
View CaseyJones's profile

Mixing Finishes?

01-31-2013 04:30 PM by CaseyJones

I’m about to finish a large walnut slab (8’ x 30” x 1.75...

6 02-01-2013 08:51 PM
View Betsy's profile

Bees wax and mineral oil

01-31-2013 01:37 PM by Betsy

A quick question before I start my day job…. I want to try the bees ...

13 01-31-2013 06:30 PM
View brantley's profile

Best finish for white oak table?

12-06-2012 03:48 PM by brantley

I built my wife a dining room table out of some thick white oak. The top is 1...

16 01-31-2013 01:40 PM
View bhorschel's profile

Sanding Black walnut

01-14-2013 11:18 AM by bhorschel

I am working on a large walnut slab it has various marks from when it went th...

18 01-31-2013 09:59 AM

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