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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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Sanding Sponges?

11-22-2013 06:40 PM by jasoncarpentry

I make lots of pieces w/ either quarter-round or half-round edges. Since ther...

14 11-23-2013 03:09 PM
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Waterbased Milk Looking Liquid????

11-23-2013 12:37 AM by mporter

Ok so all I have ever used in my life in oil base poly. Today I went to the s...

12 11-23-2013 02:38 PM
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1909 Four Square Refinish Project

05-27-2013 04:34 PM by Seamus0559

I bought a 1909 4 Square about 2 years ago. When i bought the home, every...

8 11-22-2013 12:12 AM
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Patio cart finishing?

11-21-2013 05:47 PM by dschlic1

I am interested in building a patio cart similar to one that Woodsmith Shop h...

2 11-21-2013 07:19 PM
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How would you finish a pine farm table?

11-20-2013 03:24 PM by b2rtch

A friend of mine gave me old and dry 6×12 and 8×16 fir beams.Last F...

12 11-21-2013 05:56 PM
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What would be the cheapest material to use for most coverage

11-20-2013 10:35 PM by Jackietreehorn

Thinking of re-building my shop table, and I wanted to seal off all the carca...

7 11-21-2013 03:44 PM
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flexing finished boards

11-19-2013 03:19 AM by jimmyhopps

Hi My current project, a bench top has a moderate amount of cupping across i...

1 11-21-2013 12:45 AM
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Finishing Popular Slabs

11-20-2013 05:28 PM by Bearpaw

A friend ask me to make some foot stools from three pieces of cross cut popul...

8 11-21-2013 12:11 AM
View Eddie's profile

Slab finishing advice? (pics)

11-19-2013 07:29 PM by Eddie

Hey guys, I am nearing the end of my slab coffee table (poplar).I think I ...

7 11-20-2013 01:44 PM
View Emma Walker's profile

How to finish mahogany on a garden bench.

08-25-2013 05:58 PM by Emma Walker

I got a pair if cast iron garden bench side from an old garden bench. I had ...

21 11-20-2013 06:37 AM
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ColorTone Liquid Stains

04-28-2013 05:51 AM by Joe Lyddon

Has anyone used these stains? Looks like they might be pretty good for som...

7 11-20-2013 05:36 AM
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Chewing Tobacco (unchewed I guess) for stain

11-18-2013 11:32 PM by patcollins

I remember something about using chewing tobacco as a stain, anyone done it ...

4 11-19-2013 01:49 PM
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Staining help

07-30-2013 01:35 PM by FrogpondWoodworks

I have no finishing experience except what I’m working on right now. S...

6 11-19-2013 12:37 PM
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Any suggestions?

11-18-2013 11:36 PM by Kv0nT

I finished my butternut end table and I have a plan for the protective finish...

2 11-19-2013 12:35 PM
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Light Stain for Maple Project

07-03-2013 11:52 AM by NavalAg05

Anyone have any suggestions for a light stain for a project made from maple? ...

9 11-19-2013 11:32 AM
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Help with my porch!

06-07-2013 08:26 AM by Mrsvwal

Hello! So…I’m a complete newbie to outdoor finishing. Here...

7 11-19-2013 08:58 AM
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CA finish and respiratory symptoms

11-17-2013 02:19 PM by Sawdust2012

The last few times I have turned projects I have used CA glue as a finish. I...

7 11-19-2013 08:12 AM
View Dallas's profile

Need some Solid Surface/Acrylic pieces.

11-18-2013 07:34 PM by Dallas

Hey, Ya’ll. I need some small pieces of Corian, or other solid surface ...

6 11-19-2013 01:50 AM
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matching stain color?

04-07-2013 06:07 PM by emmaf

hi all. i’m refinishing just the top of a dresser, and i was wondering ...

5 11-19-2013 12:28 AM
View Lee Barker's profile

What strength tea have you used to darken maple?

11-18-2013 07:10 PM by Lee Barker

We tried four bags to a long cup of water and the results looked good until t...

7 11-18-2013 11:19 PM

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