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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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Spot Sanding Water Based Poly (fixing imperfection).

11-02-2016 03:27 PM by MudPuppy

Hello, I have been spending a month constructing a dining room table for t...

15 11-03-2016 12:21 AM
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Myrtle Coffee Table finishing schedule

09-22-2016 11:09 PM by Tishman

Hi all, I have a beautiful Myrtle slab that I’m making a coffee tabl...

2 11-03-2016 12:11 AM
View Carloz's profile

How many stages in turbine hvlp is enough?

10-28-2016 10:04 PM by Carloz

I understand the more the better as you can always tune down but not up. Howe...

9 11-02-2016 09:28 PM
View swilly's profile

First Outdoor Piece

10-31-2016 02:06 PM by swilly

Good morning! I’m relatively new to the woodworking world, mainly bu...

6 10-31-2016 08:29 PM
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Best wood and stain combo for kitchen cabinets & doors

10-30-2016 02:17 PM by SweetTea

I have a customer that is wanting some new kitchen cabinets and doors in an e...

6 10-30-2016 06:17 PM
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Do I have a problem with a partially hand planed surface?

10-30-2016 02:28 AM by mbs

I put a coat of minwax wipe on poly on a sanded mahogany panel. Then I glued...

4 10-30-2016 05:30 PM
View Axle505's profile

Scandinavian three-drawer chest refinish

10-29-2016 01:51 AM by Axle505

Ok—I’m new to refinishing…but I have done it off and on...

0 10-29-2016 01:51 AM
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Spraying shellac

09-26-2013 04:24 AM by john2005

Ok, how many of you spray shellac, and how do you do it. I work at a body sh...

24 10-27-2016 09:23 PM
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Rough Topcoat Finish

10-20-2016 06:00 PM by WoodScrap

Hello all, I recently built a dresser for my New Grandaughter and my Daugh...

11 10-27-2016 04:20 PM
View Brodimus_Max's profile

What to do about the end grain on cut reclaimed boards

10-26-2016 05:37 PM by Brodimus_Max

I bought several oak 2×6’s from a guy who takes down barns and sel...

6 10-26-2016 06:29 PM
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Staining Birch - What's with the inconsistency?!

10-25-2016 08:19 PM by StolCo

Hey guys – I’m new to the forums, but have found myself here seek...

6 10-26-2016 02:39 PM
View Abn101mp's profile

Is there a right way?

10-25-2016 11:00 AM by Abn101mp

In finishing my dog bowl stands, I prefer to stain the pieces before assembly...

5 10-25-2016 01:01 PM
View Joel_B's profile

Question about stains

10-24-2016 01:18 AM by Joel_B

I am looking for a stain to use on the top of a night stand which is white oa...

1 10-24-2016 07:24 PM
View Carloz's profile

Do I need to thin water based polyurethane when spraying ?

10-24-2016 04:19 PM by Carloz

Do two stage HVLP such as Fuji Semi Pro 2 or Earlex 6002 ( 5 and 4.5 psi) ...

4 10-24-2016 07:22 PM
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Gray Wood Finish

10-23-2016 03:08 PM by tommytenspeed

I have a customer that wants a mud room bench stained and lacquered to match ...

4 10-24-2016 12:06 PM
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10-20-2016 03:18 PM by Sawlog

Hello, I have been seeing on here that some of you use Waterloxs. Does it hol...

3 10-24-2016 05:06 AM
View Carloz's profile

How to fix this?

10-24-2016 02:46 AM by Carloz

I have a lot of cabinets in my house that are made from some good wood, look ...

1 10-24-2016 04:50 AM
View stewball's profile

sanding levels flat octagon lighthouse

10-10-2016 05:29 PM by stewball

Hello out there, Im looking for ideas on sanding levels flat for better a glu...

12 10-22-2016 08:47 AM
View Tom77's profile

Line carving conundrum

10-22-2016 03:44 AM by Tom77

Hi guys, new member here. I’m a beginner and I’ve only done on...

1 10-22-2016 06:15 AM
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Black walnut dinning table finishing.

10-19-2016 01:44 PM by TheLostTexan

Building my first black walnut tresle table and was needing some help. 1st sh...

10 10-21-2016 05:04 PM

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