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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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old stain

10-21-2012 01:25 AM by Richard

I have some old stain I am trying to match. i opened the container(not a tra...

3 10-21-2012 01:25 PM
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Flamed Maple Finish

10-18-2012 05:23 PM by dpwalker

Can anyone tell me how to get a finish like this? Notice the white/cream part...

18 10-21-2012 07:19 AM
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Live Edge Table Top W/Gap in Center

06-03-2012 01:34 PM by Doublelive

I am about to start a table. I am planning on using live edge lumber. I have ...

9 10-21-2012 02:53 AM
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The Shellac hoax

10-07-2012 08:46 PM by Clint Searl

Conventional wisdom has it that new wood should be “sealed” with shellac to s...

103 10-20-2012 05:06 AM
View RussellAP's profile

Couple more walnut questions.

10-19-2012 06:39 PM by RussellAP

Do you fill the grain after you finish the walnut to keep dust out of it? I&#...

7 10-19-2012 09:14 PM
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Paint and finish that is safe for kids

10-18-2012 01:04 AM by carguy460

Hey LJ’s! I found out a few weeks ago that my wife and I are expecti...

19 10-19-2012 02:59 PM
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What's best for carved basswood sanded to 400 grit?

10-18-2012 03:11 PM by LittlePaw

I’m putting finishing touches on a basswood carving which I don’t...

9 10-19-2012 04:32 AM
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Canoes in need

09-24-2012 11:38 PM by 60Grit

So a I was recently attending a non-profit event having to do with the Anacos...

6 10-19-2012 12:22 AM
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Vintage Mahogany Chest - repair or finish first???

10-18-2012 05:52 PM by SKlaus

Hey everyone, thanks for stopping in. I have a couple of questions… ...

8 10-18-2012 09:51 PM
View RussellAP's profile

Walnut finishing question

10-18-2012 05:07 PM by RussellAP

I’m going to make a bookcase which will be around 7’x3’x14&...

7 10-18-2012 09:22 PM
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Mixing oils - help

10-18-2012 08:13 PM by james3one

Need to know if mineral oil used first will inhibit the curing time of boiled...

4 10-18-2012 09:04 PM
View Brett's profile

Newbie question on finishes for a workbench

10-17-2012 02:30 PM by Brett

I’m nearing completion of a workbench made from southern yellow pine. ...

17 10-18-2012 05:04 PM
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Waterlox then Gel Poly?

10-16-2012 05:53 PM by patrad

Somewhat new to finishing. I’m working my way through the examples in ...

11 10-17-2012 06:20 PM
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Sealcoat Shellac

10-16-2012 06:34 PM by bigike

I was wondering if anyone sprayed Sealcoat from a gun before? I just need to ...

5 10-17-2012 03:12 PM
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Streaking Poly Topcoat on Curly Maple

10-09-2012 05:35 AM by livelite

I’m having issues with applying a wipe on poly topcoat on a curly maple...

11 10-16-2012 04:10 PM
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Oak barometer

10-15-2012 09:01 AM by Grower

Gidday, I was filing down the edges of this oak barometer we are making and i...

6 10-16-2012 02:16 AM
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Will UV darken cedar much ?

10-13-2012 05:47 AM by Tenfingers58

I have some aromatic cedar that my wife wants a dresser top jewlery box made ...

7 10-14-2012 03:25 PM
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Finishing Breadboard ends

10-14-2012 12:49 PM by Scott C.

I’m building a jewelry box that has breadboard ends for the lid that I&...

1 10-14-2012 12:59 PM
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High Gloss Finish

10-13-2012 11:37 PM by agallant

Can someone help me figure out how to do a high gloss finish like in the phot...

6 10-14-2012 06:13 AM
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Raised panel: stain or assemble first

10-12-2012 12:05 AM by 12strings

If I’m making a raised-panel (solid wood, not ply) door, do I need to s...

15 10-12-2012 04:58 PM

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