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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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Dark Stain Options

01-30-2013 12:31 AM by MOJOE

Good Evening Jocks! I’m looking for some real-world experience here....

5 01-30-2013 03:22 AM
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Watco Butcher Block oil and Finish - Funky after-taste on foods

01-29-2013 01:20 PM by camps764

I know there are tons of opinions on the right way to finish a cutting board....

6 01-29-2013 11:06 PM
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Shellac flakes or transtint? What weight shellac?

01-28-2013 07:17 PM by mtx77

Im trying to match a new oak skirt to an old oak tabletop. The oil stain I wa...

8 01-29-2013 09:44 AM
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Speed up shellac dissolving?

01-28-2013 04:50 PM by JesseTutt

I am in the middle of applying shellac as a finish I just realized that I wil...

11 01-29-2013 03:24 AM
View Pete Santos's profile

Any advice on what kind of finish to use on a bassinet?

01-28-2013 10:25 PM by Pete Santos

I’ve been asked by my cousin to make a baby bassinet. They have chosen ...

3 01-28-2013 11:27 PM
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Arm-R-Seal over Zinsser Amber (NOT dewaxed)?

01-15-2013 03:40 PM by BinghamtonEd

I have a kitchen island I am working on, and have a finishing question. My m...

4 01-28-2013 03:41 PM
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finishing wet/green wood

01-27-2013 03:10 PM by shelly_b

So I finally started my first log project. I figured I should start small so ...

9 01-28-2013 03:55 AM
View BLarge's profile

Minwax Polycrylic

01-02-2012 08:36 PM by BLarge

So in between coats the products says to sand lightly with 220 sandpaper̷...

15 01-28-2013 12:23 AM
View Kevin's profile

Help with fixing a bad glue-up job

01-27-2013 01:30 PM by Kevin

I was recently given the task to find a small sofa table that we could place ...

6 01-27-2013 03:52 PM
View mbs's profile

Help with filling and finishing spalted walnut

01-26-2013 05:19 PM by mbs

The rocking chair seat has some spalting. It’s the grey/white part in ...

4 01-26-2013 09:04 PM
View RussellAP's profile

My Inlay set up

01-26-2013 05:57 PM by RussellAP

I’m by no means a pro and this is not an attempt to teach anything. I l...

4 01-26-2013 08:03 PM
View joeyinsouthaustin's profile

Help me with cedar

01-19-2013 10:16 PM by joeyinsouthaustin

I need to find a finish or oil that is compatible with cedar. Client would l...

31 01-25-2013 04:02 PM
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Dark Brown Stain?

01-25-2013 12:32 AM by MT_Stringer

A lady asked for a quote to build a rustic coffee table…the kind made f...

10 01-25-2013 05:41 AM
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Help With Ebonizing Birch

01-21-2013 11:07 AM by Jonicus

Hi Everyone. This is my first time here. I have a restoration project ahead o...

6 01-25-2013 12:41 AM
View TonyD's profile

Wiped Varnish - Correct amount of time before turning a workpiece over

01-23-2013 10:51 AM by TonyD

I have a silly question, and have searched quite a bit for an answer. How ...

11 01-24-2013 09:34 PM
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How should I finish this butcher block-style dining table?

01-24-2013 12:59 PM by clickbangboom

Hi Everyone, This my first post to this forum but have been reading it for...

4 01-24-2013 02:58 PM
View noone's profile

Target EM8000 vs. General Finishes Enduro Var

01-21-2013 01:55 PM by noone

I just recently sprayed some General Finishes Enduro Var tinted with TransTin...

8 01-24-2013 01:07 AM
View scvwooding's profile

Oak Bar Top

01-23-2013 04:55 PM by scvwooding

I’m using oak to make a bar countertop. The oak is cut in random lengt...

1 01-23-2013 07:05 PM
View North's profile

Want to purchase hvlp gun which one

01-21-2013 11:07 AM by North

I have a 5 hp 20 gallon compressor and I am a hobbyist woodworker using fini...

16 01-23-2013 04:40 PM
View DCollison's profile

water-based polyurethane finish over epoxy

01-22-2013 10:33 AM by DCollison

I have questions re: a finish on an unusual project. I am affixing a paper...

5 01-23-2013 08:14 AM

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