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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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Oily something on tabletop

06-25-2016 03:08 AM by BrownTown

Hello, First timer to the forums here, so please direct me in the proper e...

4 06-26-2016 01:18 AM
View gargey's profile (online now)

DAMAGE - Will shellac UNDER poly get cloudy if a hot mug is rested on it?

06-23-2016 03:16 PM by gargey

Hi Guys, I know a downside of shellac is that water or heat can damage it....

21 06-25-2016 01:35 PM
View FunctionalFretwork's profile

HELP! Sanding/Finishing Newbie Here

06-24-2016 02:06 PM by FunctionalFretwork

I am running into a dilema. I am a beginning scrollsawer and I continuously r...

6 06-25-2016 03:51 AM
View riv111's profile

Paste wax for table saw top

06-22-2016 03:51 AM by riv111

So I recently purchased a Kobalt table saw from Lowes. The top of the table i...

9 06-24-2016 05:22 PM
View Boatgirl's profile

Minwax wipeon poly not drying

06-21-2016 10:22 PM by Boatgirl

I’m new here, but you guys sound like you know what your talking about and I ...

6 06-24-2016 04:01 PM
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Cypress Harvest Table Finishing

06-23-2016 10:24 PM by acwalsh

Hey All, Recently my mom decided she wanted a new dining room ...

3 06-24-2016 11:59 AM
View chris_d's profile

Protecting surrounding wood surface from epoxy while filling powder post beetle holes in a slab?

05-31-2016 09:46 PM by chris_d

In thicknessing a couple of large claro walnut slabs I discovered that the sa...

19 06-23-2016 01:54 AM
View Les Casteel's profile

What product should I use for child safe colors on toys?

06-21-2016 06:25 PM by Les Casteel

Well, I was presented with a new baby boy grandson. I’ve always planne...

6 06-22-2016 06:41 PM
View AAANDRRREW's profile

Kitchen hardwood floor needs refinishing (maple)

06-21-2016 05:32 PM by AAANDRRREW

I got some maple hardwood flooring that is in need of some love. The previou...

11 06-22-2016 06:24 PM
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Household trimwork - the wife wants it white...

06-21-2016 05:28 PM by AAANDRRREW

So, before I get picked on, I’d like to state for the record I am not a...

24 06-22-2016 06:06 PM
View CBeats's profile

Teak Dining Table Refinish

06-21-2016 12:52 PM by CBeats

Hi all, So I have a teak (I think at least) dining room table that my mom ...

2 06-21-2016 01:43 PM
View MarkTheFiddler's profile

Discriminating Bubbles

06-19-2016 11:48 PM by MarkTheFiddler

Howdy, I’m finishing my bathroom vanity top. I used a variety of woo...

5 06-20-2016 12:19 PM
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Why does steel wool and vinegar not work for me?

06-06-2016 03:07 PM by Stitchers

I am starting this topic to hopefully get some answers why I can’t seem...

14 06-20-2016 02:57 AM
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How do you know your shellac has gone bad.

06-08-2014 03:09 PM by PASs

I use the Zissner sealcoat type shellac.I buy the gallon can.I pour about a p...

14 06-19-2016 07:05 PM
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How to Fix Poorly Stained Wood Filler Spots?

06-16-2016 08:10 PM by statzern

Hi all, first post on this forum. Hoping to get some ideas for salvaging this...

4 06-16-2016 10:58 PM
View iminmyshop's profile

Best way to highlight ebonized wood grain

06-15-2016 03:43 AM by iminmyshop

I know how to ebonize wood. What I would like to do is highlight the wood gr...

1 06-15-2016 02:27 PM
View Tipper26's profile

Laminate countertop coming apart above dishwasher

06-14-2016 08:00 PM by Tipper26

My laminate countertop is coming apart from the border above my dishwasher. ...

10 06-15-2016 12:20 PM
View Stewbot's profile

Exterior Redwood Gate Discoloration

06-14-2016 11:34 PM by Stewbot

Im working on restoring several sections of fence/gates that look like the on...

1 06-14-2016 11:58 PM
View Erikthered's profile

Need help with a finish

06-13-2016 09:04 PM by Erikthered

He’ll I need some help with a finish. I am still kinda new to woodwork...

3 06-14-2016 01:06 PM
View Dirtyoar's profile

Maple sanding issues

05-16-2016 02:31 PM by Dirtyoar

I’m having nothing but issues with the sanding marks on a maple table t...

7 06-14-2016 07:17 AM

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