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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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bubbles in lacquer after drying

04-29-2014 10:41 PM by MalcolmLaurel

So here I have this live edge table I recently finished. The tabletop has 5 ...

4 04-30-2014 02:52 PM
View InstantSiv's profile

Quick question about hvlp systems

04-27-2014 10:16 PM by InstantSiv

Are the spray guns proprietary to the turbine system or can you buy a differe...

7 04-30-2014 02:46 PM
View b2rtch's profile

Finishing Baltic beech plywood

04-28-2014 06:08 PM by b2rtch

I have to make some book displays for my church’s new location.I shall ...

22 04-29-2014 08:35 PM
View Spacehog's profile

What kind of finish for work bench?

04-28-2014 07:18 AM by Spacehog

Ahoy there! I am just getting back into woodworking after a long time away an...

13 04-29-2014 12:06 AM
View jimmyhopps's profile

How to get a dark(ish) color for birdseye maple without too much grain loss?

04-28-2014 02:13 PM by jimmyhopps

I am building a table for our breakfast room and came across some maple which...

6 04-28-2014 09:38 PM
View Kaleb the Swede's profile

Outdoor table question

04-26-2014 02:59 PM by Kaleb the Swede

Hi there, I am going to build an outdoor table. This is just a question r...

7 04-27-2014 01:19 AM
View Canofworms's profile

Ceiling not level, but opening is. Any advice?

04-25-2014 09:49 PM by Canofworms

The opening and trim below the crown is level, but the ceiling is not. We rac...

10 04-26-2014 12:17 PM
View paxorion's profile

Crowdsourcing: Top Coat over GF Milk Paint?

04-03-2014 12:46 AM by paxorion

I’m down to the final stretch for a step stool project. As a painted p...

4 04-25-2014 09:37 PM
View PaulRussell's profile

HVLP -- Trying to decide on a system

04-24-2014 01:45 PM by PaulRussell

I have decided it is time to move up to spraying finishes in my home woodshop...

7 04-25-2014 02:44 AM
View jtm's profile

Finally finished the cherry stair treads

04-24-2014 06:08 AM by jtm

Hi everyone. I finally finished making the cherry stair treads. These a...

1 04-24-2014 10:46 PM
View mcoyfrog's profile

Painting old cabinets

04-22-2014 06:45 PM by mcoyfrog

I have this kitchen I need to give a quote on and they want me to make some n...

14 04-24-2014 06:23 PM
View Rob's profile

How To Finish a Walnut Coffee Table

04-22-2014 02:49 PM by Rob

I’m finally pretty much done building the walnut coffee table…It&...

15 04-24-2014 03:53 PM
View RockyTopScott's profile

Another Cherry blotching question

04-23-2014 11:54 PM by RockyTopScott

I like to use BLO, mineral spirits and poly in equal parts and wet sand the f...

13 04-24-2014 01:24 PM
View Rich L.'s profile

What over what?

04-21-2014 09:21 PM by Rich L.

Hi all, I have three small boxes that I completed except for the finish a ...

4 04-23-2014 10:12 AM
View Babieca's profile

Finish before or after assembly?

04-14-2014 01:46 AM by Babieca

I’m working on a shaker inspired coffee table (and end tables) and ...

13 04-22-2014 12:14 AM
View Johnclem99's profile

Cutting Board finish

04-21-2014 04:41 PM by Johnclem99

My last 4 cutting boards have came out perfect. I apply a food grade mineral ...

1 04-21-2014 06:02 PM
View ADHDan's profile

Best finish for maple cabinets?

04-21-2014 03:21 PM by ADHDan

I’m building a set of maple built-ins around our lower-level fireplace....

7 04-21-2014 04:26 PM
View DavidATX's profile

Pre Finished Birch Plywood

02-13-2014 03:00 AM by DavidATX

I have quite a bit of prefinished birch plywood leftover and I was thinking o...

1 04-21-2014 04:57 AM
View doitforfun's profile

finish red oak

04-20-2014 03:31 AM by doitforfun

I’m making a lamp out of red oak. I usually use natural finish danish o...

11 04-21-2014 12:36 AM
View desertjim's profile

QUESTION about Planer

04-16-2014 08:55 PM by desertjim

Hi Guys. I have a CRAFTSMAN Professional 13” Planer. Haven’t ...

17 04-17-2014 07:25 PM

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