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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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Animal Blood Wood Stain

12-06-2014 03:54 PM by bobro

Well, you learn something new every day. According to the old folks out in th...

11 12-07-2014 07:37 AM
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Question about wipe on poly

12-05-2014 08:26 PM by Joel_B

I read here in another thread to apply poly type finishes using gloss until y...

11 12-06-2014 06:35 PM
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Micro mesh sanding pads

12-05-2014 12:57 AM by Joel_B

I was reading about using 1200 grit micro mesh between coats of poly.Would us...

2 12-06-2014 03:38 AM
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Keeping the lint out of wipe on poly

11-25-2014 10:16 PM by TheWoodenOyster

Hey everyone, I use minwax wipe on poly quite a bit and like it for the mo...

22 12-06-2014 03:14 AM
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12-04-2014 06:31 PM by JUC

This is my first time using Waterlox original finish. I know how to apply it...

3 12-04-2014 11:38 PM
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Applying the final finish while continuing making sawdust.

11-26-2014 11:41 AM by Blackie_

I did a search before asking this question but not finding anything that I...

22 12-04-2014 03:56 PM
View rICAL's profile

staining Poplar for a pendant.

12-04-2014 02:26 PM by rICAL

for Christmas im making a pendant (her own version of a key-blade) for my gir...

0 12-04-2014 02:26 PM
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What size and capacity extraction fan for a spray booth?

11-13-2014 06:42 PM by stefang

I will be building a spray booth for my new Earlex 5500. I plan to only spray...

27 12-04-2014 12:55 PM
View FancyShoes's profile

would this be good on wood, and tops of machines to keep rust off?

12-04-2014 01:05 AM by FancyShoes

Not sure how many of you have seen this.

6 12-04-2014 06:52 AM
View moke's profile

Old Sanders...worth keeping

11-29-2014 06:13 PM by moke

I have had the good fortune to inherit two complete shops. One was from my D...

1 12-03-2014 06:08 AM
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Walnut oil over mineral oil?

12-02-2014 10:18 PM by Sawdust2012

Will mineral oil on a bowl mess me up if I try to use Mahoney’s walnut ...

1 12-02-2014 10:57 PM
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repairing a wrong routing

11-25-2014 03:13 PM by Shuja

New to routing. I was making a groove. Unfortunately I overshot the line. Ho...

12 12-02-2014 02:22 PM
View JayR's profile

Help! I ironed a shirt on my table, and now the finish is cloudy

11-17-2014 04:00 PM by JayR

Gentlejocks,I am in serious trouble with the wife. I appear to have ruined he...

4 12-02-2014 04:37 AM
View bobro's profile

Anyone using the "polissoir"?

11-29-2014 12:06 AM by bobro

How can anyone resist making a tool that rhymes with “pissoir”? ...

10 12-01-2014 07:01 PM
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Help Needed- Colored Wax - What to do to finalize/top wax finish?

12-01-2014 02:52 PM by Chemie555

My son applied a colored wax for a piece he built. Its a bit soft and we were...

1 12-01-2014 03:36 PM
View cabbie's profile

finishing mesquite wood

11-29-2014 10:13 PM by cabbie

Jocks-I just got a bunch of ‘desert-dried” mesquite wood at the u...

9 12-01-2014 05:55 AM
View yepitswood's profile

Which type of wood is this? What type of finish?

10-30-2014 01:46 PM by yepitswood

I really like this type of wood and its finish: Dresser: Dining room ta...

3 12-01-2014 03:26 AM
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Barrier finish on red oak

11-26-2014 09:29 PM by TomB19

I’ve been searching the net for a finish to use on red oak. There must...

6 11-30-2014 01:07 AM
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Finishing in Winter, Unheated Garage

11-14-2014 05:03 PM by jmartel

So, my shop is in my unheated undersized 2 car garage. While the winters here...

19 11-28-2014 04:02 AM
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Spar Urethane - Minwax vs. Varathane

11-18-2014 07:05 PM by tjaburke8

I was looking through some articles on the best poly to put on some outdoor f...

15 11-26-2014 09:18 PM

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