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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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More on finishing maple

01-09-2014 12:09 AM by keninblaine

After obtaining ludicrously high quotes for fabricating a built-in desk with ...

11 01-17-2014 04:10 PM
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Help me finish my cribbage board/box

01-16-2014 03:22 PM by lumberjoe

I wanted to try something new/fun so I got the rockler cribbage board templat...

5 01-17-2014 03:07 AM
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01-16-2014 04:37 PM by JohnOfNELA

which sealer is best for tree trunks and stumps. (pedestals for tables, table...

1 01-16-2014 05:00 PM
View Ben's profile

Inside kitchen cabinets?

01-15-2014 10:54 PM by Ben

About ready to finish the inside of my upper kitchen cabinets (already hung)....

1 01-16-2014 01:56 AM
View keninblaine's profile

Using sprayed toner

01-13-2014 08:36 PM by keninblaine

I’m spraying a coat of toner on my maple desk components prior to spray...

13 01-16-2014 12:47 AM
View yuri's profile

Lacquer vs others as a final top coat

01-13-2014 09:37 PM by yuri

I did some projects and of course finished them with some top coat. So far I ...

6 01-15-2014 06:19 AM
View mds4752's profile

Which finish to use?

01-14-2014 04:39 AM by mds4752

My sister has a small desk that she’s asking me to help with. One of he...

4 01-14-2014 10:26 PM
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Shellac - Flakes vs Canned?

01-12-2014 02:20 AM by gfadvm

What are the advantages to mixing your own shellac vs just buying the ready t...

43 01-14-2014 05:54 PM
View redmosquito1's profile

Gel stain and shellac question

01-14-2014 06:08 AM by redmosquito1

Hello fellow LumberJocks,I’m getting ready to finish my cherry wood nig...

4 01-14-2014 02:12 PM
View Kaleb the Swede's profile

Danish oil recipe?

01-13-2014 06:02 PM by Kaleb the Swede

I love Danish oil. The simplicity of it and how it makes the wood look is fo...

14 01-14-2014 02:12 AM
View Sawdust2012's profile

its always something...white spots in water based poly

01-13-2014 05:47 PM by Sawdust2012

After putting a second coat of water based poly on some Walnut, I began to no...

1 01-13-2014 10:53 PM
View Matt in Franklin's profile

Suggestion for finishing Crosscut Sled

01-10-2014 12:51 PM by Matt in Franklin

I recently built myself a new crosscut sled dedicated to smaller cuts so that...

15 01-13-2014 04:39 PM
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Vacuum impregnating oil finishes?

01-08-2014 04:56 PM by Biltsharp

Hello First post here, I usually find an answer to my question on here alr...

2 01-13-2014 02:20 PM
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My Shellac Flakes Won't Dissolve?

01-12-2014 02:33 PM by jmos

I’ve been using shellac for a while, and have some experience, but I...

10 01-13-2014 12:58 PM
View Sawdust2012's profile

surface mount hinges and finishing

01-12-2014 04:45 PM by Sawdust2012

This may be remedial stuff, but…Attaching non-morticed hinges to a blan...

0 01-12-2014 04:45 PM
View Purrmaster's profile

Recommendations for finishing walnut?

01-10-2014 03:39 AM by Purrmaster

Cripes, it’s been a while since I posted…. I picked up some wa...

14 01-11-2014 11:54 PM
View MT_Stringer's profile

Kitchen Cabinet Finish Suggestions needed

01-11-2014 07:43 PM by MT_Stringer

When I get ready to apply the finish to my kitchen cabinets, they will be sta...

2 01-11-2014 10:03 PM
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Zebra wood slingshot and some questions

10-14-2013 10:35 AM by Slingshotman

I am new on this forum and would like to show my most recent work. All I rea...

2 01-10-2014 01:23 PM
View DanFinn's profile

Koa table top trouble

01-08-2014 04:58 PM by DanFinn

Hello everyone, I am having trouble finishing a Koa coffee table top. I w...

6 01-10-2014 08:16 AM
View Handymam's profile

Table finish unknown

05-15-2013 09:47 AM by Handymam

I have a 10 year old wood dining table that was made by Keller Furniture Comp...

2 01-10-2014 04:45 AM

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