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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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Conditioner? Spar Varnish?

08-18-2015 01:19 AM by Helpless

I just finished stripping a century worth of paint, varnish, and stain off m...

7 08-18-2015 01:09 PM
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Oil base polyurethane

08-16-2015 04:20 PM by Polock2

I am finishing a storage bed for my Granddaughter and I am using a pecan oil ...

7 08-17-2015 07:32 PM
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Grain Filler

08-15-2015 08:08 PM by txsawyer

I am working on a kitchen/dinning table made with red oak. As all you pros kn...

4 08-16-2015 12:09 AM
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08-12-2015 05:14 PM by WoodScrap

Hi All, I just finished a blanket chest project made from Sapele. I used ...

13 08-15-2015 02:20 AM
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Best finishe for white oak outside

08-14-2015 05:26 PM by dschlic1

I know that there will probably be as many answers to this questions as there...

7 08-15-2015 02:01 AM
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Advice on HVLP's please!!

08-11-2015 04:05 PM by Crickett

I just finished a project with many small parts and intricacies that has left...

8 08-14-2015 06:19 AM
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Aging Pine

08-11-2015 07:51 PM by WadeHolloway

I know pine like cherry will age and to me it looks better after it has aged ...

11 08-13-2015 07:33 PM
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Staining rubberwood?

08-02-2014 03:51 AM by Purrmaster

Greetings and salutations. I found an old busted up table. The table top is...

3 08-13-2015 12:34 PM
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Drywall Mud As A Grain Filller

08-03-2015 09:57 PM by andy_P

Have any of you ever used Drywall Mud as a grain filler for open pore woods? ...

24 08-12-2015 09:20 AM
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Tip for cleaning brushes

08-11-2015 11:18 PM by patcollins

I don’t know if this is common knowledge or it was somewhere else but I...

7 08-12-2015 05:30 AM
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Bark Inclusion Question

08-07-2015 03:02 AM by Marshall

Hey everyone, I’m working on a rocking chair, and I just finished sh...

6 08-09-2015 02:29 AM
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3-M Finesse-it

07-31-2015 08:20 PM by JUC

I hope someone can help me. I have spoken with 3-M and they do not know much ...

1 08-09-2015 12:10 AM
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Natural Edge Yew

08-08-2015 05:35 PM by Kingchristo

I am making a few things with some natural edge yew and im just wondering wha...

1 08-08-2015 08:17 PM
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Choosing a finish

08-06-2015 03:15 PM by MBD

Good Morning to all you LJ’s. I have been commissioned to do a dining ...

13 08-07-2015 06:09 PM
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French Polish problem

08-05-2015 02:38 PM by walnutnut

I am French Polishing an ash box – it is looking great except for a spo...

5 08-06-2015 07:44 PM
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Need advice on staining birch

08-04-2015 09:51 PM by Joel_B

I am making a nightstand out of birch.I was originally going to use GF milk p...

1 08-05-2015 03:40 AM
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Paste Wood Filler

07-31-2015 10:33 PM by HTown

I was hoping for your thoughts on using paste wood filler. I’m planning...

9 08-03-2015 03:06 PM
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Unbalanced Cherry

08-03-2015 04:39 AM by Woodoc

I’m building a cherry bookcase for my grandchildren and have reached th...

3 08-03-2015 12:14 PM
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07-25-2015 06:15 PM by JUC

Would like to fill some cracks in a live edge table that run through a knot. ...

12 08-02-2015 12:17 AM
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No more shellac at Rockler

10-26-2012 09:02 AM by Purrmaster

I stopped in at Rockler today. I picked up one of their 2 oz bags of shellac...

23 07-31-2015 01:06 PM

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