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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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Refinishing an antique sewing machine table

11-30-2012 11:28 PM by Glenn Huovinen

My wife bought an antique sewing machine built in a table that looks like oak...

2 12-01-2012 12:36 AM
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More than you ever wanted to know about Shellac

11-29-2012 01:12 AM by Clint Searl

3 11-30-2012 12:51 AM
View whitebeast88's profile

night stand finishing

11-26-2012 11:29 PM by whitebeast88

i have built a pair of night stands for a customer and i’m wanting to u...

8 11-28-2012 02:22 PM
View gepatino's profile

When and how to finish

11-24-2012 11:57 AM by gepatino

Well, the subject doesn’t say much, my question (absolute newbie) is: ...

20 11-28-2012 12:48 PM
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Finish and kid's toys

11-20-2012 02:06 PM by dakremer

What finish is appropriate for making toys that could potentially end up in a...

20 11-27-2012 06:38 PM
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Mahogany bleeding over surface when moisture is introduced

11-27-2012 04:17 PM by woodengaragedoorguy

I need assistance with Mahogany Bleeding through or shall I say bleeding in g...

3 11-27-2012 06:33 PM
View Challanged's profile

Temps in the 30's and I still need to clear coat

11-26-2012 02:07 PM by Challanged

I had difficulty matching my stain which delayed my project by a couple of we...

11 11-27-2012 10:04 AM
View Matt Przybylski's profile

First time staining, lots of questions

11-25-2012 04:19 PM by Matt Przybylski

Hello everyone,I apologize in advance for all the questions but I’m abo...

25 11-26-2012 02:22 PM
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Wood Conditioner

11-26-2012 09:07 AM by drpdrp

What does this stuff actually do? Like, does it open pores or something?

2 11-26-2012 10:33 AM
View RussellAP's profile

What do you think?

11-24-2012 07:06 PM by RussellAP

Should I do those brass lower and upper corners on the back side as well ...

5 11-24-2012 11:10 PM
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11-21-2012 03:25 AM by doninvegas

The past year or so I have been using the Deft spray lacquer on some small pr...

14 11-24-2012 04:37 PM
View RussellAP's profile

Minwax wipe on poly

11-24-2012 09:07 AM by RussellAP

I’ve been experimenting with finishes for my new chest. It uses Padauk,...

8 11-24-2012 03:07 PM
View stevematis's profile

Maple end grain darken at finish

11-24-2012 03:11 AM by stevematis

I am making 10 pcs. of small bowle, where the middle piece is hard maple,...

2 11-24-2012 05:07 AM
View moke's profile

finishing question....

11-21-2012 09:54 PM by moke

This maybe a simple question, but can I use a water based poly finish and fol...

11 11-24-2012 01:42 AM
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Stripping old wooden furniture

09-06-2012 07:21 AM by Delengowski

Okay I’m stripping the paint off of my sisters furniture in her room(wa...

11 11-22-2012 11:10 PM
View steve6678's profile

Danish Oil, Getting blotchy spots on Cherry panels-see last post

11-13-2012 02:19 AM by steve6678

I usually apply Watco Danish Oil, usual coats, then dry for 72 hrs. then Gel ...

44 11-22-2012 01:44 AM
View RussellAP's profile

Titebond has a secret

11-21-2012 01:38 PM by RussellAP

I don’t know how many of you know this, or perhaps I’m late to th...

14 11-21-2012 10:22 PM
View dreamdogs's profile

What do you use for final clean-up before staining?

11-17-2012 11:38 PM by dreamdogs

Greetings … Though I’m sneaking up on sixty, I’m still a...

13 11-21-2012 02:37 PM
View finishingup's profile

Holding on to finished work.

11-19-2012 07:30 PM by finishingup

I did a job for a friend recently, it was an Oak 5’ by 4’ Oak tab...

28 11-21-2012 02:29 PM
View CharlesNeil's profile

Pen finishes

11-17-2012 05:11 PM by CharlesNeil

What do you pen turners use, prefer for pens,

11 11-20-2012 07:14 PM

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