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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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Alternatives for finish for light wood

01-12-2015 07:25 PM by Gregg M.

I am getting ready to finish a jewery box made of walnut and figured maple. I...

5 01-13-2015 07:09 PM
View Keith Kelly's profile

Wax over Polyurethane? Ok for tabletop usage?

01-12-2015 07:20 PM by Keith Kelly

Island counter/bar top. It won’t have continuous water near it (not by...

1 01-12-2015 08:07 PM
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Polyurethane - downside??

12-16-2014 01:00 PM by becikeja

As I read this forum, I see hundreds of finish protection processes. Do 1 co...

17 01-12-2015 06:20 PM
View Keith Kelly's profile

May I put thinned Poly over Arm-R-Seal?

01-12-2015 02:54 AM by Keith Kelly

Problem: I don’t have enough Arm-R-Seal for another coat I need to mak...

5 01-12-2015 02:58 PM
View Lane's profile

She'll vs bubble wrap

01-11-2015 01:39 PM by Lane

Shipping a box to a friend…shellac over BLO. Figured I’d wrap it ...

7 01-12-2015 03:57 AM
View Eric's profile

Water based poly

01-11-2015 05:36 PM by Eric

I live in cold Indiana and need to apply finish to a TV stand. I typically pr...

8 01-12-2015 03:39 AM
View MattHenschen's profile

Iron Acetate on End Grain Cutting Board

01-10-2015 07:48 PM by MattHenschen

Hello, everyone! This is my first posting on this site. In fact, I only si...

5 01-11-2015 02:14 PM
View sawdust99's profile

HVLP spraying

01-10-2015 07:35 PM by sawdust99

New to HVLP spraying and need info. On spraying waterbase lacquer what should...

2 01-10-2015 09:16 PM
View ezgnann's profile

Repairing stain damage made by rubbing alcohol

01-09-2015 02:50 PM by ezgnann

A friend is looking for a way to repair a stain on a table. She said she spi...

4 01-10-2015 03:26 PM
View jasonallen's profile

Polyurethane raising grain?

01-08-2015 10:43 PM by jasonallen

I have never used polyurethane before. The only finish I have ever used is M...

8 01-10-2015 01:21 PM
View Mordi's profile

Refinishing Desk Chair

01-05-2015 07:56 PM by Mordi

I am refinishing an old desk chair. The chair is made of both hardwood and pl...

1 01-10-2015 12:36 PM
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01-09-2015 12:05 AM by Eric

I need to finish an entertainment stand before February and I live in cold In...

5 01-10-2015 02:24 AM
View JerryLH's profile

super glu vs wood glu

01-09-2015 04:58 PM by JerryLH

Strength, holding power, small projects—CA glues are fast and, for me, ...

4 01-10-2015 12:09 AM
View Marshall's profile

"Low Odor" Mineral Spirits?

01-08-2015 12:49 AM by Marshall

I just bought a new gallon can of mineral spirits because I finished off the ...

12 01-09-2015 02:08 AM
View Schoffleine's profile

Will water make the color of padauk run?

01-08-2015 07:47 PM by Schoffleine

So I used a strip of padauk with some maple to create a stripe to add a bit o...

2 01-08-2015 10:42 PM
View WOODLAND's profile

Could Use Help With Restoring Some Old Dressers & Tools

12-10-2014 10:44 PM by WOODLAND

I could really use some of my fellow Lumberjocks help here I scored on some o...

6 01-08-2015 10:40 PM
View ynathans's profile

Blotchy Danish Oil on Maple

01-07-2015 03:50 PM by ynathans

Hi, I applied some danish oil to a maple picture frame yesterday and I can...

5 01-08-2015 05:03 PM
View Bob Curry's profile

Advice on correcting shellac on cherry

01-07-2015 02:02 PM by Bob Curry

I finished a cherry jewelry box with Zinser Sealcoat shellac. As this is a de...

12 01-08-2015 01:35 PM
View GMA's profile

How to repair mineral oil workbench finish

01-06-2015 05:45 AM by GMA

hi all, I built at a workbench following Paul Sellers blog out of poplar. ...

6 01-08-2015 08:55 AM
View easiersaidthandone's profile

Advice on refinishing a dining room table

01-06-2015 12:42 AM by easiersaidthandone

I am soliciting some advice on refinishing my dining room table. It is about ...

4 01-07-2015 03:50 AM

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