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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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self leveling finish?

12-29-2012 04:19 PM by JesseTutt

In construction work there are self leveling cement mixes you can use to elim...

8 12-29-2012 11:05 PM
View Zor's profile

New to woodworking and need refinishing advice.

12-24-2012 01:55 AM by Zor

Hey all. I’m a relative novice to woodworking and have found answers to...

15 12-29-2012 09:09 PM
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tape to block shellac finish?

12-29-2012 03:02 AM by JesseTutt

I am working on finishing a couple of projects using shellac. I need to mask...

4 12-29-2012 04:04 AM
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Earlex Spray Station

12-27-2012 01:38 AM by Peteyb

I am looking to buy any Earlex Spray station. Wonder what everyone is thinki...

6 12-28-2012 06:49 PM
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poly or laquer?

12-25-2012 10:28 PM by shelly_b

What are the benefits of each and what do you prefer? I am finishing some che...

20 12-28-2012 01:14 AM
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wipe on poly mix

12-26-2012 03:07 PM by woodklutz

What kind of container is best to store batches of mixture 50/50 so that it k...

10 12-27-2012 01:12 PM
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Paint sprayer

12-24-2012 09:11 PM by jomem

Hello one & all. I have just completed a fireplace surround that needs to...

1 12-27-2012 02:21 AM
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Advise on loose material inlays

12-26-2012 05:07 PM by RussellAP

That is an example of what I’m talking about. Do you lay the mat...

3 12-26-2012 06:28 PM
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What finish to use for turned cups?

12-26-2012 04:24 PM by Ben Haberer

Hey All, Both of my brothers looked at some of the small bowls I have made...

2 12-26-2012 04:30 PM
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combining woods

12-16-2012 06:37 PM by SqPeg

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

2 12-26-2012 07:52 AM
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Linseed oil--preserving lighter/darker shades in wood

12-23-2012 02:08 PM by Jumpinjack

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

7 12-25-2012 11:19 PM
View RussellAP's profile

True Grit

12-23-2012 09:56 PM by RussellAP

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

32 12-25-2012 05:54 PM
View Mark's profile

What is this finish? Darker at edges/corners than in the middle

12-24-2012 05:15 AM by Mark

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

7 12-25-2012 12:49 AM
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Best lower cost alternative to the Fuji XT HVLP gun?

12-24-2012 03:18 PM by 404 - Not Found

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

0 12-24-2012 03:18 PM
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Best finish for a toboggan?

12-23-2012 05:51 AM by hubcap

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

5 12-23-2012 11:23 PM
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The quickest way to a flawless paint finish on mdf, what works for you?

12-22-2012 11:19 PM by 404 - Not Found

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

10 12-23-2012 09:41 PM
View RussellAP's profile

Finishing Cherry

12-22-2012 03:41 AM by RussellAP

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

24 12-23-2012 04:45 AM
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What is your favorite, off-the-shelf walnut stain?

12-21-2012 02:02 PM by Millo

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

5 12-22-2012 11:26 PM
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If it's not one thing it's another (wiping varnish poly issues, some pics)

12-22-2012 01:40 PM by Millo

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

5 12-22-2012 08:05 PM
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Sealing Knots

12-20-2012 07:51 PM by LearningAsIGo

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

9 12-22-2012 12:25 PM

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