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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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View JHerrman's profile

Help please! Redwood

01-01-2013 05:33 PM by JHerrman

Hi everyone! I had a slab of redwood in my basement for years and I finall...

2 01-01-2013 09:59 PM
View yooper's profile

finishing an old log face with cool logging mark

02-05-2012 05:01 PM by yooper

Looking for some suggestion please. I have an old log which shows an interest...

5 01-01-2013 09:35 PM
View cdkoch's profile

WTF did I just do?!?

11-09-2012 05:10 AM by cdkoch

Went to put a second coat of oil based Minwax quick dry poly on a door and it...

21 01-01-2013 04:45 PM
View trz's profile

birdseye

01-01-2013 02:49 AM by trz

what’s your favorite way to finish birdseye maple?

2 01-01-2013 05:29 AM
View madts's profile

Acoustic guitar

09-14-2012 05:02 PM by madts

I am building my first guitar from a grizzly kit. This is a steel string acou...

8 01-01-2013 01:04 AM
View ptofimpact's profile

Quilt Rack

12-30-2012 12:41 PM by ptofimpact

Looking for a little input, made a standing Quilt Rack for my daughter, very ...

5 12-31-2012 08:19 PM
View fisherdoug09's profile

Turquoise inlay

12-30-2012 12:58 PM by fisherdoug09

I have finally taken the plunge and did some Turquoise inlay in some rustic W...

4 12-31-2012 06:08 PM
View rockindavan's profile

Finishing Log Carvings

12-28-2012 02:47 PM by rockindavan

My brother recently finished another log carving for his wie. He asked me ho...

8 12-30-2012 03:27 PM
View ChunkyC's profile

What is this blotch and how do I fix it?

12-29-2012 08:18 PM by ChunkyC

I built a nightstand / bedside table to go with the bed that I made. Today, ...

13 12-30-2012 10:20 AM
View JesseTutt's profile

self leveling finish?

12-29-2012 04:19 PM by JesseTutt

In construction work there are self leveling cement mixes you can use to elim...

8 12-29-2012 11:05 PM
View Zor's profile

New to woodworking and need refinishing advice.

12-24-2012 01:55 AM by Zor

Hey all. I’m a relative novice to woodworking and have found answers to...

15 12-29-2012 09:09 PM
View JesseTutt's profile

tape to block shellac finish?

12-29-2012 03:02 AM by JesseTutt

I am working on finishing a couple of projects using shellac. I need to mask...

4 12-29-2012 04:04 AM
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Earlex Spray Station

12-27-2012 01:38 AM by Peteyb

I am looking to buy any Earlex Spray station. Wonder what everyone is thinki...

6 12-28-2012 06:49 PM
View shelly_b's profile

poly or laquer?

12-25-2012 10:28 PM by shelly_b

What are the benefits of each and what do you prefer? I am finishing some che...

20 12-28-2012 01:14 AM
View woodklutz's profile

wipe on poly mix

12-26-2012 03:07 PM by woodklutz

What kind of container is best to store batches of mixture 50/50 so that it k...

10 12-27-2012 01:12 PM
View jomem's profile

Paint sprayer

12-24-2012 09:11 PM by jomem

Hello one & all. I have just completed a fireplace surround that needs to...

1 12-27-2012 02:21 AM
View RussellAP's profile

Advise on loose material inlays

12-26-2012 05:07 PM by RussellAP

That is an example of what I’m talking about. Do you lay the mat...

3 12-26-2012 06:28 PM
View Ben Haberer's profile

What finish to use for turned cups?

12-26-2012 04:24 PM by Ben Haberer

Hey All, Both of my brothers looked at some of the small bowls I have made...

2 12-26-2012 04:30 PM
View SqPeg's profile

combining woods

12-16-2012 06:37 PM by SqPeg

I am building a small jewelry box out of tiger maple and cocobolo. I am heari...

2 12-26-2012 07:52 AM
View Jumpinjack's profile

Linseed oil--preserving lighter/darker shades in wood

12-23-2012 02:08 PM by Jumpinjack

Hi, I’m finishing a small wood project in sapele that has some carve...

7 12-25-2012 11:19 PM

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