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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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Inlays - how to fill with epoxy / putty / wax / paint?

773 days ago by sjbrown

I have a lot of little pieces with recessed areas that I want to fill with a...

6 769 days ago
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Arm a seal question - removing sanding dust

774 days ago by chrisstef

I had just sanded the dust nibs out of my first coat of arm a seal with 320 g...

12 769 days ago
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Finishing Cypress

815 days ago by joebloe

I was talking to another wood worker about using General finishes outdoor oil...

5 769 days ago
View Jerry's profile

Binks pressure tank, Binks gun and Binks hose gloat

771 days ago by Jerry

I bought a Binks pressure tank, hose and spray gun today off of CL for 30.00 ...

4 771 days ago
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What does aged white oak look like?

804 days ago by jmos

I know that cherry darkens as it ages, but what about white oak? Does it cha...

8 771 days ago
View Tyrone D's profile

Chemical Stripper

776 days ago by Tyrone D

Hello,Has anyone had any experiences with chemical stripper?I want to remove ...

3 774 days ago
View Insagent's profile

Outdoor table

775 days ago by Insagent

I have ask this before but…What is the best fisnish to use on an outdoo...

5 774 days ago
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Need help on a turned piece - polyurethane and Mylands Friction Polish

785 days ago by gurnie

So i turned a piece to a very nice shine last night, and realize there was a ...

2 774 days ago
View Newwithwood's profile

Wood protection for Pacific NW area..oil vs. varnish?

788 days ago by Newwithwood

So, I am wood novice. I just bought an “outdoor” (not so much) f...

10 775 days ago
View FireFitzy's profile

Wood Conditioner - Yes or No?

778 days ago by FireFitzy

Hi Everyone,This is my first post since joining a couple months ago. I’...

10 777 days ago
View jrobie79's profile

What type of finish?

782 days ago by jrobie79

I am currently building a set of ‘cornhole’ boards…basicall...

8 778 days ago
View PineChopper's profile

What is your favorite wood finish?

802 days ago by PineChopper

I was wondering what every one uses for their favorite finish.I was using She...

38 779 days ago
View JohnEinNJ's profile

Finish for Redwood Picnic Table

779 days ago by JohnEinNJ

What’s a good finish for a redwood picnic table? I’ve used spar ...

2 779 days ago
View Raymond Thomas's profile

Best Finish for Office Desk and Stool

781 days ago by Raymond Thomas

I have never built and finished a piece of functional furniture before so I a...

4 779 days ago
View Angela's profile

Is there a technique or order for spraying a rectangle box 20” X 6" X 8"

781 days ago by Angela

I’m new to spraying and wondered if there are a techniques or steps for...

14 779 days ago
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Photographing Curly Grain

780 days ago by pastorglen

I’m looking for pointers on capturing nice curly grain with a photograp...

2 779 days ago
View Milo's profile

Finishing advice. Should I stain or not?

784 days ago by Milo

I’m looking for suggestions on what I might do with my pie safe. Shoul...

16 780 days ago
View GAF's profile

Color finish differs between cans - What to do?

785 days ago by GAF

Hi Everyone, This is my first post, on my first “real” piece o...

6 781 days ago
View Caseyr02's profile

60's Audio Console Renovation...

782 days ago by Caseyr02

First time woodworker here, so go easy on me… I’m 95% done res...

2 782 days ago
View ATLJack's profile

Not happy with color of stain

783 days ago by ATLJack

I wanted to apply a dark stain to some white oak beds that I am making. I sa...

13 782 days ago

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