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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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View Matt Przybylski's profile

First time staining, lots of questions

11-25-2012 04:19 PM by Matt Przybylski

Hello everyone,I apologize in advance for all the questions but I’m abo...

25 11-26-2012 02:22 PM
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Wood Conditioner

11-26-2012 09:07 AM by drpdrp

What does this stuff actually do? Like, does it open pores or something?

2 11-26-2012 10:33 AM
View RussellAP's profile

What do you think?

11-24-2012 07:06 PM by RussellAP

Should I do those brass lower and upper corners on the back side as well ...

5 11-24-2012 11:10 PM
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11-21-2012 03:25 AM by doninvegas

The past year or so I have been using the Deft spray lacquer on some small pr...

14 11-24-2012 04:37 PM
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Minwax wipe on poly

11-24-2012 09:07 AM by RussellAP

I’ve been experimenting with finishes for my new chest. It uses Padauk,...

8 11-24-2012 03:07 PM
View stevematis's profile

Maple end grain darken at finish

11-24-2012 03:11 AM by stevematis

I am making 10 pcs. of small bowle, where the middle piece is hard maple,...

2 11-24-2012 05:07 AM
View moke's profile

finishing question....

11-21-2012 09:54 PM by moke

This maybe a simple question, but can I use a water based poly finish and fol...

11 11-24-2012 01:42 AM
View Delengowski's profile

Stripping old wooden furniture

09-06-2012 07:21 AM by Delengowski

Okay I’m stripping the paint off of my sisters furniture in her room(wa...

11 11-22-2012 11:10 PM
View steve6678's profile

Danish Oil, Getting blotchy spots on Cherry panels-see last post

11-13-2012 02:19 AM by steve6678

I usually apply Watco Danish Oil, usual coats, then dry for 72 hrs. then Gel ...

44 11-22-2012 01:44 AM
View RussellAP's profile

Titebond has a secret

11-21-2012 01:38 PM by RussellAP

I don’t know how many of you know this, or perhaps I’m late to th...

14 11-21-2012 10:22 PM
View dreamdogs's profile

What do you use for final clean-up before staining?

11-17-2012 11:38 PM by dreamdogs

Greetings … Though I’m sneaking up on sixty, I’m still a...

13 11-21-2012 02:37 PM
View finishingup's profile

Holding on to finished work.

11-19-2012 07:30 PM by finishingup

I did a job for a friend recently, it was an Oak 5’ by 4’ Oak tab...

28 11-21-2012 02:29 PM
View CharlesNeil's profile

Pen finishes

11-17-2012 05:11 PM by CharlesNeil

What do you pen turners use, prefer for pens,

11 11-20-2012 07:14 PM
View don1960's profile

got a couple streaks with GF Gel Satin Topcoat

11-13-2012 04:28 AM by don1960

So, trying something new on a tabletop. I have the wood all sanded, cleaned,...

5 11-20-2012 12:48 PM
View ScrooLoose's profile

Outdoor Table. What to finish with?

11-16-2012 02:18 PM by ScrooLoose

Good morning, All! A buddy and I have started woodworking on the weekends ...

7 11-19-2012 06:07 PM
View TomCharlotte's profile

Recommendations for finish on latex painted bar chairs

11-10-2012 03:09 AM by TomCharlotte

Im painting bar chairs with black latex paint. I feel extra protection is ne...

1 11-19-2012 01:32 PM
View Diggerjacks's profile

Finishing acrylics pens

11-17-2012 06:36 PM by Diggerjacks

Hello What type of finishing did you prefer for acrylic pens ? And why ...

6 11-18-2012 12:31 PM
View Jay Nolet's profile

mixing finishes question

11-17-2012 07:06 PM by Jay Nolet

Hello all! I had a problem with getting a smooth finish from shellac, so afte...

6 11-18-2012 03:18 AM
View Purrmaster's profile

What are the wipe on finishes?

11-16-2012 09:37 AM by Purrmaster

I’m having a hard time getting decent results with brushing on finish. ...

22 11-17-2012 11:12 PM
View Tyler Hicken's profile

Help with identifying finish

11-16-2012 03:04 PM by Tyler Hicken

My sister just moved into a new home and is in need of a new entertainment ce...

6 11-17-2012 02:35 AM

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