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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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Will stain bleed into inlay?

770 days ago by RickG83

Hey guys, looking for some help here. I have an oak box lid that I stained w...

2 770 days ago
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771 days ago by rivergirl

Many of you already know that I raise/breed dogs. I live in a bit old bungal...

5 771 days ago
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Hardwood floors finished? A labor of love

800 days ago by badbert

After losing one home to corporate greed, and the next to a house fire, I pur...

9 771 days ago
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Tips for wiping polyurethane on bookcase

772 days ago by BinghamtonEd

I’m refinishing an old bookcase for my wife. Her grandfather made it o...

12 771 days ago
View Mike's profile

Yet another Watco Danish oil question...

772 days ago by Mike

I’ve always used just oil based Poly, or a light stain with oil based p...

10 771 days ago
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1200 grit disks

772 days ago by rolltopbox

I watched Charles Neal use 1200 grit H&L disks on a bubinga top in a vide...

2 772 days ago
View Olga's profile

Finish product of choice over unknown previous finish

774 days ago by Olga

I am refinishing a piece of baby furniture that is about 58 years old. I did...

8 772 days ago
View Tom148's profile

Can I put poly over Watco?

773 days ago by Tom148

I have a keepsake box made from zebra wood. I put three coats of Watco oil o...

4 772 days ago
View molan's profile

Spray Shellac over BLO?

774 days ago by molan

I don’t have a lot of finishing experience so don’t mind me if th...

9 773 days ago
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Staining Cherry

776 days ago by NedG

I just made some cherry picture frames and stained them with a Min Wax produc...

15 774 days ago
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Staining and varnishing walnut finials to blend in with existing woodwork

774 days ago by jayess111

I’m having two finials made in walnut wood for the newel posts (one of which ...

4 774 days ago
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finishing question

775 days ago by RussellAP

Has anyone used Cabot Australian Timber Oil?I was at Lowes stocking up on my ...

5 774 days ago
View barecycles's profile

Polyurethane butterflies???

774 days ago by barecycles

What’s up with butterflies and poly? I had the garage door up all da...

1 774 days ago
View Jon1094's profile

Wood filler questions

782 days ago by Jon1094

The issue: 1. little white lines in the wood grain.2. I am pretty sure it i...

4 775 days ago
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Lead paint, anyone use it?

777 days ago by Chrrriiis

It’s a bit of a silly question but, a lot of info that i use for cookin...

15 775 days ago
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Antique Table

776 days ago by Rksenkbeil

hey guys. I’m new to wood working, and super new to LJ.. Whil...

3 775 days ago
View Levi79's profile

Pipe finishing and gluing.

779 days ago by Levi79

Hey guys. New to these boards. I started working on my first guitar build a f...

4 776 days ago
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Wiping Varnish Issue Around Burnt-In letters

776 days ago by Siegel_KenEvil

I made a raised letter sign with a wedding date burnt in with a wood burner o...

3 776 days ago
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Ash ebony tiger

777 days ago by Chrrriiis

This is my second post so hello to you all. This looks like a grand community...

6 777 days ago

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