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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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Waterlox then Gel Poly?

10-16-2012 05:53 PM by patrad

Somewhat new to finishing. I’m working my way through the examples in ...

11 10-17-2012 06:20 PM
View bigike's profile

Sealcoat Shellac

10-16-2012 06:34 PM by bigike

I was wondering if anyone sprayed Sealcoat from a gun before? I just need to ...

5 10-17-2012 03:12 PM
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Streaking Poly Topcoat on Curly Maple

10-09-2012 05:35 AM by livelite

I’m having issues with applying a wipe on poly topcoat on a curly maple...

11 10-16-2012 04:10 PM
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Oak barometer

10-15-2012 09:01 AM by Grower

Gidday, I was filing down the edges of this oak barometer we are making and i...

6 10-16-2012 02:16 AM
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Will UV darken cedar much ?

10-13-2012 05:47 AM by Tenfingers58

I have some aromatic cedar that my wife wants a dresser top jewlery box made ...

7 10-14-2012 03:25 PM
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Finishing Breadboard ends

10-14-2012 12:49 PM by Scott C.

I’m building a jewelry box that has breadboard ends for the lid that I&...

1 10-14-2012 12:59 PM
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High Gloss Finish

10-13-2012 11:37 PM by agallant

Can someone help me figure out how to do a high gloss finish like in the phot...

6 10-14-2012 06:13 AM
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Raised panel: stain or assemble first

10-12-2012 12:05 AM by 12strings

If I’m making a raised-panel (solid wood, not ply) door, do I need to s...

15 10-12-2012 04:58 PM
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Minwax Pre-Stain Conditioner - What is it?

10-09-2012 01:05 PM by Dchip

6 10-12-2012 01:02 AM
View Doublewide's profile

Walnut finishing for dog cage

10-11-2012 04:19 PM by Doublewide

Ok, I’ve read the other walnut finishing posts but can’t seem to ...

8 10-11-2012 08:09 PM
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Need advice on easy to spray water based poly

10-11-2012 01:56 PM by JesseTutt

Many years ago, as water based finishes were becoming available to hobbyists ...

4 10-11-2012 04:30 PM
View joshtank's profile

finish for butternut / poplar w/ carving..?

10-10-2012 04:49 PM by joshtank

so i carved this butternut box. very simple stuff. just practicing. i’m...

4 10-11-2012 02:40 PM
View bigike's profile

Spray finish?

10-10-2012 04:30 PM by bigike

I got a Binks 2001 and a Binks model #7 spray guns I was just wondering if an...

6 10-11-2012 02:04 PM
View Howie's profile

Water Poly and particle board

10-09-2012 11:38 PM by Howie

Anyone see a problem with using water based poly straight on a particle board...

2 10-10-2012 11:19 AM
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getting a nice shinny effect to projects

10-08-2012 02:56 PM by mary69

I am wanting to get a nice shine to my projects. I have tried polyurethane b...

17 10-09-2012 07:36 PM
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Klingspor Bargain Boxes

10-02-2012 04:00 PM by Tennessee

Has anyone tried any of those “Klingspor Bargain Boxes”? I poppe...

8 10-09-2012 02:49 PM
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Finish for Outdoor Cedar Beer Cooler?

10-09-2012 05:41 AM by BerBer5985

I’m in the process of making of the of the cedar ice chests/beer cooler...

3 10-09-2012 12:49 PM
View rut's profile

Spraying latex with hvlp?

09-15-2012 04:52 PM by rut

So I’ve been trying to spray latex on my kitchen panels using a rockler...

7 10-08-2012 09:13 PM
View Grover1's profile

poly varnish top coat over dewaxed shellac

10-07-2012 03:35 AM by Grover1

I’ll be applying the finish to a cherry desk in early December, in a sh...

5 10-07-2012 10:51 PM
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Cutting board finish problems

10-05-2012 08:51 PM by saminmn

Hi all, I am a newbie to WW and to LJ. Last winter I made a maple cutting...

7 10-07-2012 10:32 PM

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