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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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Stopping end grain blotching on cutting boards

01-11-2017 12:56 AM by TheQueTip

Hello, Are there any food safe sanding sealers? Making a pizza serving ...

5 01-11-2017 05:25 AM
View Hornnumb2's profile

Finishing oak

12-05-2016 08:48 PM by Hornnumb2

What do I need to use for a natural finish for some oak picture frames? Thank...

17 01-11-2017 03:15 AM
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Finishing to Bring Out Figure

01-09-2017 09:02 PM by Cheapguy82

I watched a video recently where the guy said to really make any curl/figure ...

2 01-10-2017 06:58 PM
View Marshall's profile

Durability of Sam Maloof's Finish

11-01-2012 08:52 PM by Marshall

Hello, I’m building a blanket/toy chest out of black walnut for my s...

27 01-10-2017 05:14 PM
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Color Lightening

01-10-2017 01:16 AM by LumberJocksGuest

What is the best way to lighten a dark, water-based stain (e.g. General Finis...

1 01-10-2017 02:15 AM
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Toners

01-09-2017 11:34 PM by LumberJocksGuest

I was going to attempt making my own toner using General Finishes Dye stain a...

1 01-09-2017 11:48 PM
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Smaller cup for Earlex HV2901P

01-07-2017 05:52 PM by bdresch

I’ve got an Earlex HV2901P that I’ve been using for about a month...

3 01-09-2017 04:36 PM
View skogie1's profile

spar varnish? urethane? epoxy? waterproofing interior countertop

12-30-2016 02:21 PM by skogie1

Hi all, need some help. I have a transition wall between the kitchen and the...

1 01-09-2017 02:55 AM
View Matthew 's profile

Need suggestions

12-31-2016 05:51 PM by Matthew

Just made this little tea light holder out of walnut and I’m looking fo...

1 01-08-2017 02:56 PM
View SusanS's profile

Need experienced opinions on restoring lathe legs

01-07-2017 12:30 AM by SusanS

I recently acquired a 1948 Delta 1460 lathe. I am very happy about havin...

10 01-08-2017 02:30 AM
View alittleoff's profile

Finishing oak?

01-06-2017 11:01 PM by alittleoff

I’m in the process of building a new bed using oak and black walnut. I&...

4 01-07-2017 03:16 PM
View MattEffinCameron's profile

Polyshades still bad?

01-04-2017 07:43 PM by MattEffinCameron

I am getting ready to finish a floating shelf, and the tops to some built-ins...

15 01-06-2017 11:23 PM
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Baby, It's COLD Inside

01-05-2017 11:15 PM by Kazooman

I am finally putting a finish on a jewelry box I have been making. The entir...

8 01-06-2017 12:57 PM
View duckyone's profile

Can I add pigment to spackling filler?

01-05-2017 04:27 AM by duckyone

I am working on a dining table based around a reclaimed/repurposed chevron pa...

5 01-05-2017 03:09 PM
View yellabret's profile

another "what finish should i use" thread

01-04-2017 02:37 PM by yellabret

like many, i am still on the “finish roller coaster” and have tri...

7 01-04-2017 08:05 PM
View KevinBlair's profile

Enduro-var on 100 year old pine kitchen floor?

05-15-2012 01:10 AM by KevinBlair

I just finished sanding our kitchen floor. I had to rip off two layers of und...

4 01-04-2017 06:36 PM
View McFly's profile

Acetone as a lacquer thinner. Ratios?

01-03-2017 04:21 PM by McFly

Got tossed into the mix in the finishing dept today and will need to work sol...

5 01-04-2017 02:01 AM
View kooldecker's profile

Danish oil on IPE?

01-03-2017 01:12 PM by kooldecker

Hey everybody, hope all your holidays (whichever you choose to celebrate) wer...

2 01-03-2017 08:35 PM
View Blackie_'s profile

Cured Epoxy turning white after it got wet.

12-29-2016 12:59 PM by Blackie_

So I had built a shelf for my newly remodeled tub to walk-in shower. The w...

25 01-02-2017 11:38 PM
View platinumaa's profile

concealed hinge help please

12-28-2016 02:29 PM by platinumaa

I am currently building a log siding house in center florida. On each gable e...

3 01-02-2017 08:44 PM

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