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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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View Mainiac Matt 's profile

is French Polish right for this application.

07-18-2013 02:05 PM by Mainiac Matt

I’m working on an oak rendition of the NYWS blanket chest and I have oa...

18 07-20-2013 01:59 PM
View poospleasures's profile

What would you use?

07-15-2013 05:33 PM by poospleasures

Made a couple canes for a veteran friend. Have a problem with the finish. It ...

9 07-20-2013 02:13 AM
View dschlic1's profile

Wait time before turning a peiece over

07-19-2013 05:25 PM by dschlic1

I am starting to stain and finish an AV cabinet I have constructed out of red...

3 07-19-2013 07:28 PM
View Randy_ATX's profile

Suggestions on finishes for a couple of different wood doors.

07-18-2013 05:37 PM by Randy_ATX

I will be finishing a couple unfinished doors for a “cabin” home ...

4 07-19-2013 02:50 AM
View siavosh's profile

Finishing for CA softwoods in a small apartment

07-18-2013 03:06 AM by siavosh

Hi folks, Complete novice here. I just started making small projects out o...

8 07-18-2013 08:34 PM
View noone's profile

Any way to fix this mess?

07-17-2013 12:34 AM by noone

I think i’m totally screwed here. I put one coat of Enduro Var, let ...

13 07-18-2013 04:49 PM
View RonInOhio's profile

Anyone Have Experience with This Rust Remover ? EvapoRust.

07-17-2013 06:34 PM by RonInOhio

Many of the reviews are so positive on Amazon, I’m a bit skeptical as t...

22 07-18-2013 02:53 AM
View triw's profile

Pine burl

07-17-2013 04:51 PM by triw

I turned a bowl out of a pine burl and it was full of pitch. I sanded using ...

1 07-18-2013 12:59 AM
View dusttodust's profile

Preserving edges of MDF and what kind of finish to use

07-17-2013 09:01 AM by dusttodust

Hey guys. Here is an MDF finishing question. I am new to Lumberjocks…s...

7 07-17-2013 04:23 PM
View Delano's profile

Need help finishing Red Oak project

07-13-2013 05:39 PM by Delano

Hi all - it’s been a long time but I’m back in the garage and ...

6 07-16-2013 03:57 PM
View natenaaron's profile

Is this a book that people would recommend?

07-15-2013 06:00 PM by natenaaron

16 07-16-2013 03:19 PM
View luthierwnc's profile

maintaining 100+ year old finish

07-16-2013 08:17 AM by luthierwnc

Hello All, This is my first post here. I am a very experience woodworker ...

2 07-16-2013 02:26 PM
View ellen35's profile

Looking for someone in the Boston north area to refinish a desk

07-15-2013 01:17 PM by ellen35

I got a request to refinish a desk. The person lives in Revere MA. I do not...

1 07-16-2013 02:38 AM
View gladys's profile

Curved chair advise

07-15-2013 06:40 AM by gladys

Hi All, I’ve been woodworking for a while, but am thinking about tac...

2 07-15-2013 01:46 PM
View lexxx07's profile

Pre-Catalyzed vs. Post Catalyzed Pigmented Top coats

07-13-2013 10:35 AM by lexxx07

Can anyone explain the difference between Pre-Catalyzed and Post-Catalyzed pi...

3 07-13-2013 04:11 PM
View DrSawdust's profile

Strong Hard Finish for a Kitchen Table

07-07-2013 04:39 PM by DrSawdust

I am in the process of finishing a Kitchen table. I am looking for any and a...

11 07-13-2013 02:49 PM
View steve's profile

Try using Goddards Paste wax

07-10-2013 12:53 AM by steve

I use it exclusively on all my projects. (“I” feel)—it̵...

2 07-13-2013 12:15 AM
View yellabret's profile

lost in the maze of finishing an extrior piece....

07-12-2013 12:08 PM by yellabret

I am now in the construction phase of “The Mother of all Wedding benche...

2 07-12-2013 10:16 PM
View Brandon 's profile

Home Made wiping Varnish/ lacquer

07-11-2013 05:33 PM by Brandon

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything on here and I feel a ...

16 07-12-2013 04:36 PM
View Charlie's profile

OK this is more REMOVING finish(es) than applying....

07-10-2013 12:30 PM by Charlie

I have had my studio easel for well over 30 years and got it used from someon...

4 07-10-2013 07:14 PM

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