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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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Question regarding painting MDF

07-24-2013 05:17 PM by NH_Hermit

I’m in the middle of building a router table with the top made from MDF. I a...

11 07-25-2013 01:43 PM
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What happened here

07-24-2013 10:42 PM by natenaaron

I was sanding off the orange peel finish I created. It was getting hot and m...

9 07-25-2013 04:19 AM
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What happenes when you hurry?

07-23-2013 10:40 PM by natenaaron

You get orange peel. I KNEW it was getting too hot. I KNEW I should wait un...

9 07-25-2013 02:15 AM
View Elizabeth's profile

Teach me your finishing tricks: bandsaw boxes

04-15-2013 08:27 PM by Elizabeth

I’m making some bandsaw boxes out of western red cedar. Obviously ther...

17 07-25-2013 01:43 AM
View mugrella's profile

staircase staining help

07-23-2013 07:17 AM by mugrella

this is my first time ever sanding and staining. i did no sort of research be...

7 07-24-2013 11:53 AM
View Slabguy's profile

Finishing a barnwood dining table

07-23-2013 06:43 PM by Slabguy

I am building a red oak dining table with wood salvaged from a barn built in ...

5 07-23-2013 09:42 PM
View Heavy's profile

Finish for wooden earrings

07-20-2013 09:06 PM by Heavy

So I am making some wooden earrings for my girlfriend from different types of...

5 07-21-2013 11:36 AM
View Oldtool's profile

Question about oak finishing, need help

07-19-2013 01:28 AM by Oldtool

I am in the processing of finish an oak dining room table, first time I’...

20 07-20-2013 02:58 PM
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
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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
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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

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