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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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Best finish for old barnwood table

12-04-2017 08:29 PM by BP86

I made a coffee table for our living room with some old reclaimed barnwood I ...

1 12-04-2017 08:31 PM
View Dave Cox's profile

Space heater question

12-04-2017 02:44 PM by Dave Cox

I am about to pour an epoxy large desktop, recommended temp for product is 75...

4 12-04-2017 07:26 PM
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Shellac Pros and Cons?

12-04-2017 02:38 AM by becikeja

What are the pros and cons of a shellac finish? When using shellac flakes,...

17 12-04-2017 07:21 PM
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Question About Finishing Blood Wood

12-04-2017 12:56 PM by BobVila

Will the finish make this discoloration go away? I sanded this down to a 2...

3 12-04-2017 02:42 PM
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Spraying water based top coat over water based stain -- bleed thru?

11-27-2017 04:12 PM by d38

I’m new to water based finishes and will use them on my window trim project i...

8 12-03-2017 07:04 PM
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Locus sign for farm

11-06-2017 02:21 PM by Mystang89

I purchased a farm which had lots of locus trees which needed to be felled. O...

6 12-03-2017 03:48 PM
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Does walnut sapwood not take finishes?

12-01-2017 02:25 AM by MrDan

Question about walnut sapwood: I have a shelf made of air dried walnut th...

11 12-03-2017 12:49 AM
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Final Polish and Finish for Carving Set Kit - How to Finish the Steel

11-30-2017 07:30 PM by Doug

Hello, I need some I am almost finished making carving sets for my grow...

4 12-02-2017 07:32 PM
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Mirror finish

11-26-2017 04:57 AM by NoSpace

i’ve always just used poly or danish oil and happy with the results, bu...

13 12-02-2017 04:33 PM
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Paint for my son's bed

11-23-2017 07:04 PM by optimusprimer92

Hey all. I am in the process of building my son a bed. I am wanting to paint ...

18 12-01-2017 05:13 PM
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Which comes first, shellac or dye?

11-30-2017 08:14 PM by Andybb

I am making a small dining table topped with mahogany veneer. I am trimming ...

7 12-01-2017 03:42 AM
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BLO & Epoxy on a Red Oak Table Top

11-30-2017 01:53 PM by zvelivis

I have a red oak table top that is just about ready to finish. Our plan was ...

6 11-30-2017 07:28 PM
View Mark's profile

Staining problem.

11-28-2017 05:44 PM by Mark

Morning all. I finished this china cabinet about 3 yrs ago. I noticed this s...

2 11-29-2017 01:50 AM
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White Finish that does not yellow & Fisheye problems

11-20-2017 04:39 PM by DTSquared

Hello all, I am new to this forum and also fairly new to refinishing and w...

6 11-28-2017 01:06 PM
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White Spots in Grain After Finishing

11-23-2017 01:03 AM by RedWoodworker

Hello all, Yesterday I finished a bandsaw box made out of walnut and zebra...

6 11-27-2017 09:31 PM
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First time spraying frames for shutter. How to spray all sides, front, back?

11-22-2017 04:35 AM by Holbs

I’ll finally get around to using my happily cleaned up HVLP sprayer ...

5 11-27-2017 03:38 PM
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Getting a high gloss with lacquer

11-05-2012 12:16 AM by Purrmaster

I did some searching on the Internet and on these forums and couldn’t f...

18 11-27-2017 07:50 AM
View Kingchristo's profile

What finish to apply

11-21-2017 09:19 PM by Kingchristo

I have made a wooden sign that will be going out side and I’m not sure ...

4 11-27-2017 07:33 AM
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New to Lumberjocks- Need help with General Finishes Gel Top Coat

11-20-2017 04:40 PM by SJMaye

Hello, Novice woodworker here. I am looking for advice on top coats. I a...

11 11-27-2017 07:31 AM
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Finishing Help Needed: Mid-Century Rescue from Chalk Paint

11-16-2017 03:32 AM by Lazyman

My wife loves collecting mid-century modern pieces and when she sees a deal o...

27 11-27-2017 07:27 AM

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