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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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Padauk bleeding. Everything is pink!

11-25-2013 06:15 PM by TaleSspin

I’ve made a table top with alternating strips of padauk and maple. May ...

9 11-26-2013 09:08 PM
View yooper's profile

Evening out the color of cherry boards

11-26-2013 05:50 PM by yooper

All, Do you have an opinion on the best way to even out the color of cherry b...

4 11-26-2013 07:47 PM
View ToddJB's profile

What finish for bathroom vanity

11-09-2013 08:36 PM by ToddJB

All, I’m converting a dresser into our bathroom vanity. It currently...

13 11-26-2013 12:52 AM
View Dominik Matus's profile

Shark skin

11-23-2013 10:13 AM by Dominik Matus

Hi everybody. Does anybody know where to get shark leather? I want to use it ...

13 11-26-2013 12:40 AM
View Loren's profile

Does acetone dissolve shellac?

11-25-2013 06:45 PM by Loren

Does acetone dissolve shellac? Not as a substitute for alcohol, I mean in ...

3 11-25-2013 10:13 PM
View steveh0203's profile

miniwax wipe on poly

11-25-2013 04:45 PM by steveh0203

I am trying to refinish some handgun grips. I had some Miniwax wipe on poly t...

4 11-25-2013 06:24 PM
View sgtq's profile

purple in purpleheart died .......

11-22-2013 12:09 AM by sgtq

Help my purple left my purpleheart. The original plank was amazingly purple ...

13 11-25-2013 05:22 PM
View mporter's profile

What can you use under water based poly?

11-25-2013 12:47 AM by mporter

Can you use BLO? Amber shellac? I am finishing a walnut table top and want a ...

6 11-25-2013 01:57 PM
View Whiskers's profile

sponges or steel wool?

11-25-2013 05:29 AM by Whiskers

Ive never used a sanding sponge, or even seen one, but I just ordered a few t...

4 11-25-2013 06:09 AM
View Sawdust2012's profile

how much sanding must one do?

11-24-2013 10:40 PM by Sawdust2012

Good Evening. I am trying to make some bottle stoppers which I finish with da...

2 11-24-2013 11:59 PM
View barringerfurniture's profile

Ever use the "wet rag and iron trick" to close a hairline crack?

11-23-2013 07:02 PM by barringerfurniture

Unfortunately I have no pics to share of the problem yet but I’ll descr...

9 11-24-2013 07:26 PM
View Jofa's profile

Water-based polyurethane vs water based polycrylic

11-23-2013 02:02 PM by Jofa

I’ve been using oil based polyurethane for a few years, simply because ...

6 11-24-2013 07:21 PM
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How should you finish "old" wood

11-21-2013 03:46 AM by bygrace

I have a friend who asked me how to refinish a small bookcase he has made out...

8 11-24-2013 05:40 PM
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Painting Outdoor Projects

11-23-2013 02:35 AM by TaybulSawz

I recently restored a vintage fiberglass boat. During the course of this pro...

2 11-23-2013 10:17 PM
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Sanding Sponges?

11-22-2013 06:40 PM by jasoncarpentry

I make lots of pieces w/ either quarter-round or half-round edges. Since ther...

14 11-23-2013 03:09 PM
View mporter's profile

Waterbased Milk Looking Liquid????

11-23-2013 12:37 AM by mporter

Ok so all I have ever used in my life in oil base poly. Today I went to the s...

12 11-23-2013 02:38 PM
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1909 Four Square Refinish Project

05-27-2013 04:34 PM by Seamus0559

I bought a 1909 4 Square about 2 years ago. When i bought the home, every...

8 11-22-2013 12:12 AM
View dschlic1's profile

Patio cart finishing?

11-21-2013 05:47 PM by dschlic1

I am interested in building a patio cart similar to one that Woodsmith Shop h...

2 11-21-2013 07:19 PM
View b2rtch's profile

How would you finish a pine farm table?

11-20-2013 03:24 PM by b2rtch

A friend of mine gave me old and dry 6×12 and 8×16 fir beams.Last F...

12 11-21-2013 05:56 PM
View Jackietreehorn's profile

What would be the cheapest material to use for most coverage

11-20-2013 10:35 PM by Jackietreehorn

Thinking of re-building my shop table, and I wanted to seal off all the carca...

7 11-21-2013 03:44 PM

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