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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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what speed setting for what grit paper on an orbital sander?

12-29-2012 05:06 PM by AKSteve

I hope I am posting this in the right forum. I have an Orbital Sander with a ...

8 01-14-2013 04:50 AM
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dog friendly finish - puppy house

12-04-2012 05:20 AM by berlinguyinca

hi there, so since a while (close to two months now) I’m working on ...

4 01-14-2013 04:25 AM
View Lee Barker's profile

Steel wool? ScotchBrite? Which one and Why?

12-02-2012 08:47 PM by Lee Barker

Do you have both in the drawer? If not, which do you prefer and why? If...

19 01-14-2013 04:06 AM
View diamondpony's profile

inside box odour

01-13-2013 06:11 PM by diamondpony

Hi everyone, this has been a problem with me since I started to make boxes. H...

7 01-14-2013 03:01 AM
View wiser1934's profile

stearated sand paper

01-13-2013 03:20 AM by wiser1934

i have heard that if you use a stearated paper for sanding, you will have tro...

10 01-14-2013 02:07 AM
View josh's profile

Refinishing an antique dresser

01-05-2013 09:55 PM by josh

Hi. My wife chanced upon a nice (but a little banged-up) antique dresser on C...

2 01-13-2013 05:32 AM
View shelly_b's profile

problems with spray lacquer

01-12-2013 02:56 PM by shelly_b

I decided to use spray lacquer on the paper towel holders i am making b/c it ...

14 01-13-2013 03:29 AM
View FireFitzy's profile

Diffuser oil spilled on rustic style table - need help

01-11-2013 03:01 PM by FireFitzy

Hey everyone, My girlfriend just spilled some diffuser oil on her rustic s...

4 01-12-2013 01:20 AM
View Lee Barker's profile

Have you used Tried and True Varnish Oil? (that's a brand name)

01-02-2013 04:57 PM by Lee Barker

I was leafing through some old FWW and found a piece by Chris Becksvoort in w...

7 01-11-2013 05:43 PM
View bygrace's profile

dye and finish before glue up

01-04-2013 09:52 AM by bygrace

I’m a novice woodworker in need of some advice. I’m building a la...

3 01-11-2013 12:49 AM
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Finishing advice for kitchen cabinets

01-08-2013 07:50 AM by magicmark

I’ll be waiting until I get the entire bank of cabinets ready for stain...

4 01-09-2013 07:24 AM
View COMO's profile

Painting MDF

01-06-2013 04:11 PM by COMO

I am getting ready to start a build for our office. It will involve a murphy...

15 01-09-2013 03:40 AM
View Mark's profile

Another Maple question.

01-07-2013 09:58 PM by Mark

I’m starting the assembly on a Mission style book case. After I had st...

7 01-08-2013 11:42 PM
View Ben's profile

Please recommend kitchen cabinet finish

01-07-2013 11:03 PM by Ben

I’m about to start building drawers/doors for my base cabs.They have Ch...

5 01-08-2013 01:27 PM
View Brandon's profile

HVLP Spray Gun Advice

01-07-2013 02:40 PM by Brandon

I’m looking to purchase a spray gun that won’t break the bank. I ...

15 01-08-2013 03:38 AM
View MrRon's profile

What wood to use for a cabinet

01-07-2013 11:12 PM by MrRon

I am building a cabinet to house an 100 gal aquarium. I figured I need 3 shee...

3 01-08-2013 03:30 AM
View daves1's profile

outside finishes

10-25-2011 09:06 PM by daves1

I made a bench from slab walnut this spring and I finished it with 2 coats of...

10 01-08-2013 02:13 AM
View Trevor Roth's profile

Blotching maple

01-06-2013 10:22 AM by Trevor Roth

So I have a problem. I have never worked with maple before and I recently bui...

16 01-07-2013 09:46 PM
View tr888's profile

very pale yellowish gold finish on oak

01-06-2013 06:30 PM by tr888

I am a complete newb and would like to know how to get a very pale yellowish/...

9 01-07-2013 06:57 PM
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Kegerator doors

01-07-2013 07:16 AM by sawdustbreath

A friend needed new doors for a kegerator as they had been replaced once alre...

0 01-07-2013 07:16 AM

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