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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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Finishing Vanity

06-08-2015 02:22 PM by tblake1984

Hey all, I am coming up to finishing the build phase of my first woodworki...

10 06-11-2015 08:53 PM
View JeffP's profile

Lemon oil -- old school?

06-11-2015 11:31 AM by JeffP

Back in the 70’s when I was just a wee lad, there was a fair amount of ...

5 06-11-2015 03:59 PM
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BLO vs. Tung Oil

06-09-2015 02:39 AM by Beams37

Can someone give me a quick education on the difference? So far, the only dif...

18 06-11-2015 12:29 PM
View Gixxerjoe04's profile

Cutting board finish

06-10-2015 09:08 PM by Gixxerjoe04

I’m actually not asking what you use, you probably figured by clicking ...

3 06-10-2015 10:45 PM
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Best finish for tabletop made out of imported wood

06-10-2015 07:04 PM by BalsaWood

What would be the best finish for a kitchen table made out of Santos Mahogany...

4 06-10-2015 08:27 PM
View LiveEdge's profile

Can I use mineral spirits between Tung Oil coats?

06-09-2015 08:09 PM by LiveEdge

Working with some figured maple. I feel that it may have gotten dusty after ...

4 06-10-2015 04:07 AM
View ric53's profile

Waterbased Poly, What am I doing wrong?

06-10-2015 12:30 AM by ric53

I normally use Velvet Oil and top it with several coats of wipe on poly but w...

4 06-10-2015 02:50 AM
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Minwax Wipe-On Poly

06-07-2015 06:02 PM by billyKar

Can anyone advise whether this product would be ok to use on a wooden kitchen...

13 06-08-2015 11:24 AM
View droppedtuning's profile

white crusty bubbles in shellac/poly help the newbie

06-04-2015 05:55 PM by droppedtuning

please help the newbie. building a fireplace mantle from pine. the whole surf...

14 06-07-2015 08:49 PM
View Jerry's profile

Nothing here.

06-05-2015 07:38 PM by Jerry

Edit in progress

9 06-05-2015 11:21 PM
View masman's profile

paint protection advice needed

06-03-2015 03:32 AM by masman

I’m building a tool box for my truck using white oak. On the top of the...

6 06-04-2015 02:52 AM
View helluvawreck's profile

Water based finish for wooden plaques and other small products.

05-30-2015 12:40 PM by helluvawreck

I will be manufacturing a line of wooden laser engraved plaques. The more tha...

15 06-03-2015 06:08 PM
View fourtay22's profile

Danish oil smears

06-02-2015 10:37 PM by fourtay22

Hi I have a finishing problem… in the pic below I have 2 coats of Wa...

11 06-03-2015 04:58 PM
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Maple Splines in Walnut box

05-30-2015 05:27 PM by RichLagrand

I’m making a splined miter box to hold the ashes of my grandson’s...

10 06-02-2015 06:02 PM
View enaid's profile

Table top blisters

06-02-2015 01:00 PM by enaid

I purchased a dining table 8 months ago. I bought a woven placemat to put o...

7 06-02-2015 05:34 PM
View Gerry's profile

water based polyurethane

05-06-2015 12:05 PM by Gerry

I am finishing a pine dining table with water based poly (don’t want to...

12 05-31-2015 10:25 PM
View JeffP's profile

True Grit

05-29-2015 06:45 PM by JeffP

Ok, so sometimes I come up with a question while I’m working…but ...

17 05-31-2015 02:22 AM
View RobinDobbie's profile

New brushes say "Not for shellac or lacquer"

05-29-2015 05:46 AM by RobinDobbie

I bought a 36 pack of foam brushes from Amazon thinking I could use em for ju...

21 05-30-2015 12:38 PM
View Phil68's profile

input/opinions needed to complete finishing current project

05-29-2015 04:55 AM by Phil68

I made this bed for my 2 year old using red oak. I found a web article f...

7 05-29-2015 04:26 PM
View JeffP's profile

keeping light maple light while enhancing figure?

05-27-2015 11:38 AM by JeffP

I have a bunch of curly soft maple. Even though it is soft rather than hard ...

10 05-29-2015 02:39 PM

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