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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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Looks like I done fudged up my cutting board!

12-19-2015 04:52 PM by McFly

Decided to make a pair of cutting boards for family and all I had on hand to ...

7 12-19-2015 10:59 PM
View tblake1984's profile

Blue lint in spray finish

12-19-2015 04:53 PM by tblake1984

Hey everyone. I am finishing a vanity I built. I sprayed it with GF white...

1 12-19-2015 05:03 PM
View rustfever's profile

Re-using sanding belts

12-14-2015 04:20 AM by rustfever

I had been told that you can clean and re-use type X and Y cloth backed sandi...

9 12-19-2015 04:35 AM
View DonJ's profile

Two questions

12-18-2015 08:17 PM by DonJ

1. I have a box I’m building that has many, many, many coats of lacque...

1 12-18-2015 08:53 PM
View CanKuhn's profile

Odorless oils with a fast drying time.

12-13-2015 02:05 PM by CanKuhn

I’m a woodshop teacher and have used Boiled Linseed oil for finishing our pro...

16 12-17-2015 08:20 PM
View FancyShoes's profile

Restoring cedar chest

12-17-2015 01:31 AM by FancyShoes

I got a old cedar chest out of the attic of my great uncle, and sanding down ...

2 12-17-2015 03:13 AM
View Kazooman's profile

Sandpaper - Some Questions

12-09-2015 10:30 PM by Kazooman

I just realized my stash of sandpaper is very low on the grits I commonly use...

19 12-16-2015 11:26 AM
View Clint Searl's profile

Fabric veneer

12-07-2015 08:00 PM by Clint Searl

I want to veneer cotton fabric to a pair of 15×48 doors that I’m r...

8 12-16-2015 04:32 AM
View JamesWiggins's profile

"Striped" finish on Mahogany

12-14-2015 09:36 PM by JamesWiggins

I’m trying to achieve this finish on a solid mahogany dining table I am...

3 12-15-2015 02:25 PM
View Mitchell Blankenship's profile

Minwax tung oil finish questions need help!!

12-15-2015 01:29 AM by Mitchell Blankenship

Well everyone I have a question and that needs answered fast so I am turning ...

8 12-15-2015 03:14 AM
View noosh4's profile

To POLY or not to POLY??

12-10-2015 06:09 PM by noosh4

I just made a table out of some rough sewn poplar, which I know isn’t t...

4 12-14-2015 03:14 PM
View FancyShoes's profile

Mineral oil

12-13-2015 02:24 AM by FancyShoes

What does this mineral oil do for the wood? Do you have to apply any other ki...

4 12-13-2015 03:54 AM
View Eric's profile

PreCat over Watco Lacquer

12-12-2015 09:15 PM by Eric

A while back a finished an entertainment center with the standard Watco lacqu...

1 12-13-2015 12:45 AM
View bowtiefoster's profile

Trying to achieve this finish

12-09-2015 07:27 PM by bowtiefoster

Hello all! First, thank you for taking the time to help me! I am trying to...

9 12-12-2015 04:13 PM
View Rob 's profile

Some advice needed on finishing waterbased dye

12-12-2015 04:56 AM by Rob

I’m making a crokinole board that has a plain birch playing surface and...

10 12-12-2015 03:51 PM
View grace123's profile

Greene and Greene ebony plugs

12-12-2015 12:00 AM by grace123

I want to make a chest for my grandson for an upcoming birthday. He will be 8...

6 12-12-2015 02:51 AM
View Harbormom's profile

Tung Oil Regret - just want some shine

12-11-2015 02:51 PM by Harbormom

So, three years ago we installed Douglas fir T&G floors (trees off our la...

3 12-12-2015 01:36 AM
View Proflemoi's profile

Proper way to Seal an Exterior Sign... HELP!

12-03-2015 02:46 PM by Proflemoi

Hello All, I am sure this has been covered (but I can not find it) so I wi...

18 12-11-2015 11:30 PM
View Jenine's profile

Steel Wool a No-No??

12-05-2015 09:19 PM by Jenine

I was at our local Kenyon Noble to buy some liquid wood filler to use on waln...

21 12-11-2015 05:15 PM
View Brandon's profile

Finish for Cypress Screen Door

04-05-2012 02:29 PM by Brandon

I generally don’t make things that are going to be subject to the eleme...

11 12-11-2015 04:41 PM

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