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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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What is the finish on a veritas saw handle?

04-19-2015 02:49 AM by Pendragon1998

I am very new to finishing, so I can use a little help. I have some bubinga ...

1 04-19-2015 05:19 AM
View todd4390's profile

Keeping Finish in HVLP Gun

04-18-2015 07:47 PM by todd4390

Just finished spraying my first coat of General Finishes 450 exterior sealer ...

3 04-18-2015 09:39 PM
View CueballRosendaul's profile

EEK! Seeking Advice on a Big Smear Showed up after stain!

04-13-2015 08:10 PM by CueballRosendaul

So my guitchair is in the finishing stage now. Just stained it last night and...

7 04-17-2015 06:03 PM
View lew's profile

The inside of a humidor

04-12-2015 05:51 PM by lew

Well, I’ve been asked to build a humidor. Not the top of the desk type ...

14 04-17-2015 05:43 PM
View woodworkingdrew's profile

oil water hybrid paint

04-16-2015 12:32 AM by woodworkingdrew

I am painting a face frame for a drawer front. 1. is it beneficial to sand...

2 04-16-2015 12:48 AM
View bowtiefoster's profile

How Was This Piece Finished?

04-15-2015 11:23 PM by bowtiefoster

I love the look of this. The smooth paint, no brush strokes. It’s made ...

1 04-16-2015 12:38 AM
View mwatson2's profile

What is this material?

04-15-2015 04:23 PM by mwatson2

My hardwood desk at home has a keyboard tray that slides out. They covered th...

5 04-15-2015 04:49 PM
View HarveyDunn's profile

What finish for use on bent/shaped bamboo rods furniture?

04-14-2015 08:03 PM by HarveyDunn

I’m going to try makings some indoor furniture items from bent/shaped b...

1 04-14-2015 09:10 PM
View skogie1's profile

How to sand a routered Roman Ogee profile

04-14-2015 12:05 PM by skogie1

I’ve got nice maple and walnut glue-up that I’ve routered a roman...

2 04-14-2015 12:54 PM
View TCCcabinetmaker's profile

Where to find

05-22-2013 12:18 AM by TCCcabinetmaker

Where would one find a brushable white lacquer? Most of the sources I’...

18 04-14-2015 01:42 AM
View pdxrealtor's profile

Help me get the desired look with stain

01-19-2015 03:45 PM by pdxrealtor

Hi All- I’m trying to get a certain look on my mill work/interior do...

73 04-12-2015 05:45 PM
View Kazooman's profile

Best Applicator For Water-based Finish?

04-10-2015 09:31 AM by Kazooman

I am building a small set of shelves as a favor for a friend. The shelves wi...

9 04-11-2015 10:09 PM
View Thickwood's profile

My walnut table

04-09-2015 03:29 PM by Thickwood

I have a beautiful slab of walnut I am making into a table. I have read page ...

11 04-11-2015 06:27 PM
View Twoot's profile

Staining butcher block?

04-09-2015 03:29 PM by Twoot

I am restoring an old butcher block kitchen island for a customer and was ask...

6 04-10-2015 04:21 PM
View shepwood's profile

Lathe Coffee tables, FINISHES?

02-25-2015 08:11 PM by shepwood

Hi all, so I have moderate wood working skills, still learning a lot. One ...

26 04-09-2015 11:31 PM
View Adamal's profile

Pool Table and Body Filler...

04-09-2015 07:43 PM by Adamal

I wasn’t sure if this was the correct forum, but here it goes. IR...

2 04-09-2015 08:13 PM
View upplepop's profile

Trying to replicate this finish

04-09-2015 03:29 PM by upplepop

I am trying to exactly replicate the finish on this ornate picture frame I ca...

2 04-09-2015 07:24 PM
View Jenine's profile

How to finish the wood - and keep the patina?

04-06-2015 02:01 PM by Jenine

Hi all, I just purchased a ton of beautiful reclaimed lumber from a 107 ye...

20 04-09-2015 03:04 PM
View CastleOfCheese's profile

Woodburning Question

04-07-2015 08:01 PM by CastleOfCheese

Hi guys,New member here with a question about woodburning. I’m giving ...

2 04-09-2015 05:44 AM
View Dinger's profile

Finishing - Shellac/paint, etc. Question

04-01-2015 01:40 PM by Dinger

Fellow LJ’s I’m working on a dresser and crib combination for ...

15 04-07-2015 07:46 PM

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