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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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Repairing cracks in large door arch

06-09-2014 05:36 PM by woundedpig

I would appreciate your thoughts and insights on a strategy to repair some li...

4 06-10-2014 12:14 AM
View strandedpirate's profile

why does polyurethane pull away from growth rings?

06-08-2014 05:55 PM by strandedpirate

I’ve applied several coats of polyurethane to a stained oak seat. When ...

11 06-10-2014 12:01 AM
View Ben's profile

Choosing finish for Cherry woodwork?

05-21-2014 12:01 AM by Ben

I’ll soon be completing a custom Cherry staircase with turned newels an...

8 06-09-2014 10:37 PM
View Charlie75's profile

White Vinigar and Mettle Bits Finish

06-07-2014 11:53 PM by Charlie75

Some where, it might have been on this site, I read about a person who makes ...

14 06-09-2014 03:29 PM
View Richard W. Hyman Jr's profile

Sanding Hardwood Question

06-09-2014 01:08 AM by Richard W. Hyman Jr

Hi all! I am in need of some help and you guys are my only hope! No exxage...

6 06-09-2014 08:54 AM
View RussellAP's profile

Chicago Paint Sprayer

06-07-2014 01:36 AM by RussellAP

Great unit. Does anyone know where I can get a couple more guns for this unit...

5 06-08-2014 02:06 PM
View Christopher Frank's profile

bar top is cupping

06-01-2013 05:39 PM by Christopher Frank

So ive installed a 21’ bartop. I had finished the underside prior to in...

5 06-08-2014 01:21 PM
View chetrog's profile

Newbie needs help with wood filler.

06-07-2014 04:30 AM by chetrog

I am going to be making a basic bench. Just going to use Douglas Fir. I Don&#...

10 06-08-2014 12:46 AM
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06-05-2014 09:52 AM by Shahidan

Alll the time I have been using polyurethane varnish. This varnish is slow dr...

13 06-07-2014 06:30 PM
View strandedpirate's profile

Can I apply sanding sealer over small stain touch ups without having to wait several days?

06-05-2014 10:57 PM by strandedpirate

I’m re-doing some bar stools that I stained. I just applied a thin laye...

5 06-07-2014 06:07 PM
View JohnChung's profile

Scrapers or sandpaper for parquet flooring a copy from Handtools

06-02-2014 01:57 PM by JohnChung

Please share your experience with repairing parquet flooring. I have tried to...

6 06-07-2014 12:45 PM
View Monte Pittman's profile

How much time do you spend on the parts they don't see?

05-28-2014 12:19 AM by Monte Pittman

I have been doing a lot of sanding this afternoon. Some of the areas that I a...

46 06-06-2014 12:50 PM
View C_PLUS_Woodworker's profile

How to make Yellow Heart pop ?

06-05-2014 02:02 AM by C_PLUS_Woodworker

How do I make Yellow Heart pop? My buddy’s grandmother carved a chess set…...

3 06-06-2014 01:09 AM
View Zach's profile

First time using red oak, how do I stain?

06-05-2014 03:43 PM by Zach

I’ve done my first engraving with red oak, and i’m not sure how t...

10 06-05-2014 06:22 PM
View whitesferry's profile

ambrosia maple help please !

06-05-2014 02:24 AM by whitesferry

it’s been suggested to me to sand tons its 2in thick 5 feet long a...

3 06-05-2014 05:55 AM
View Canofworms's profile

Effective homemade paint stripper formula? 300s/f with 5 coats of paint...

06-03-2014 11:47 PM by Canofworms

I have a lemonade porch I want to get down to bare wood. Its about 300 s/f wi...

8 06-04-2014 06:06 PM
View JeremyR's profile

Best weather proofing finish for an outdoor table.

06-04-2014 02:59 AM by JeremyR

First time post here. I was interested in getting your opinions on the bes...

4 06-04-2014 11:28 AM
View Gixxerjoe04's profile

Mineral Oil finish problem

06-03-2014 12:59 AM by Gixxerjoe04

So i made a serving tray for my mom for mothers day, it’s in my project...

12 06-03-2014 08:08 PM
View mgee76's profile

Advice needed on refinishing wood chairs.

06-02-2014 09:46 PM by mgee76

Hello, I’m resorting to asking for advice because I don’t want to...

2 06-02-2014 11:57 PM
View David Drummond's profile

Question about converting a Turbine HVLP cup gun to pressure pot

06-01-2014 02:56 AM by David Drummond

I have a Fuji Q4 pro that I would like to set up to use a pressure pot instea...

0 06-01-2014 02:56 AM

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