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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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Help! I can't...... chemistry

09-08-2013 08:48 AM by JonHitThingWithRock

Hello Everyone. So I’ve been spraying “water-based poly”...

11 09-08-2013 11:47 PM
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HELP! Veneer issues

09-08-2013 08:48 AM by shopgirl

I bought a mahogany veneer over wood desk today from a vendor at an outside...

2 09-08-2013 12:42 PM
View Kaleb the Swede's profile

Zinssers Amber Shellac

09-07-2013 12:22 AM by Kaleb the Swede

Hi there. I am in the process of finishing a coffee table build right now. ...

9 09-07-2013 03:38 PM
View cutworm's profile

What Paint Do You Use and Where Do You Buy It

09-06-2013 12:25 AM by cutworm

I live in Greenville, SC and it’s not a small town but I am having trou...

7 09-07-2013 02:02 AM
View Lar's profile

Mangaris shower bench

09-02-2013 05:12 AM by Lar

I am making a shower bench for a friend out of Mangaris. It is coming along ...

2 09-06-2013 09:29 PM
View coonazz's profile

Turquoise Inlays?

09-06-2013 05:40 PM by coonazz

What are some of the preferred methods of doing the turquoise inlays? I bo...

1 09-06-2013 06:54 PM
View mbs's profile

Gel stain uneven finish

09-05-2013 02:07 AM by mbs

I’m making a mohogony door. I conditioned the wood with a 1 lb cut of d...

2 09-06-2013 04:33 AM
View Jon1094's profile

finishing help for batons

09-04-2013 05:31 AM by Jon1094

I’m turning some batons for police use and was stumped on what finish t...

4 09-06-2013 04:25 AM
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09-05-2013 08:35 AM by swgold

Is there any easy way to match finish shades and colors???? —Dave

6 09-06-2013 01:24 AM
View coonazz's profile

My first ever dining table, working out of thick cedar slabs - What finish to use?

09-04-2013 07:27 AM by coonazz

This is my first dive into any type of real wood working. I’ve got to ...

15 09-05-2013 11:56 PM
View JSilverman's profile

Help with maple & walnut finish

09-05-2013 08:05 PM by JSilverman

I am finishing a maple entertainment console that has walnut inlay on the top...

1 09-05-2013 09:33 PM
View Bill1974's profile

Airless handheld or HVLP (compressor not turbine)

09-05-2013 08:05 PM by Bill1974

I have never sprayed stains, dyes, or top coats. I have airbrushed a little ...

0 09-05-2013 08:05 PM
View Sirgreggins's profile

Cabinet refinishing options

09-01-2013 06:23 PM by Sirgreggins

Hey guys, my mom wants me to refinish her kitchen cabinets this winter. The f...

8 09-05-2013 04:09 PM
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SCREWED UP! I forgot to dye first, THEN stain...

09-05-2013 12:35 AM by groovy_man_6

In a rush to finish a recent piece (maple), I quickly stained it with an oil-...

6 09-05-2013 03:51 PM
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Reclaimed Douglas Fir timbers

09-05-2013 08:34 AM by Montanastyle

Does anyone have some feedback regarding finishing reclaimed timbers. We hav...

0 09-05-2013 08:34 AM
View Rob's profile

Cutting Board Issues with Sanding

09-04-2013 10:02 PM by Rob

Hopefully some of you will have an idea on how to solve my issue. After creat...

4 09-05-2013 04:30 AM
View thatlabguy's profile

type of air compressor and paint gun needed?

09-03-2013 11:00 PM by thatlabguy

I am getting ready to purchase what I will need to be able to use pre-cat fin...

6 09-04-2013 10:18 PM
View bowedcurly's profile

what type of finish for this cherry table

09-02-2013 09:01 AM by bowedcurly

Im getting ready to finish this cherry table I built early this spring, w...

14 09-04-2013 01:23 PM
View RussellAP's profile

Breadboards in progress

09-03-2013 03:29 PM by RussellAP

I unclamped the boards and ran them through the planer, (a total rework of th...

3 09-03-2013 09:56 PM
View Burgels's profile

Attaching Feet to a cutting board

09-03-2013 11:23 AM by Burgels

I have some rubber pads that I want to use as cutting board feet. What shoul...

4 09-03-2013 06:42 PM

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