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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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wood sealants

05-29-2014 11:23 PM by emart

I have a customer that requested some cedar benches made that they plan on ge...

0 05-29-2014 11:23 PM
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What does someone charge

05-28-2014 07:42 PM by coachmancuso

I had a person ask me to refinish his cherry coffee table. It has to be strip...

10 05-29-2014 11:10 PM
View Mark's profile

Spraying question

05-27-2014 10:24 PM by Mark

Afternoon all. I’m contemplating trying my hand at spraying on my clea...

7 05-29-2014 04:23 AM
View derosa's profile

Best finish for a communion cup?

05-27-2014 02:10 AM by derosa

The wife needed a special communion cup for her chaplain job that allows her ...

6 05-29-2014 01:56 AM
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Water-based poly over India ink?

05-28-2014 05:21 PM by SuperCubber

Hey guys, I’m using India ink for the first time. Does anyone know ...

5 05-29-2014 01:30 AM
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Why is there not pre-thinned paints ready for spraying?

05-22-2014 01:10 AM by InstantSiv

I’ve heard many questions regarding thinning paint for spraying and a t...

7 05-28-2014 02:40 AM
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Finish my boot bench but don't like the finish

05-22-2014 12:53 PM by kwolfe

Well this is my first actually completed project. I had gotten a few boards ...

11 05-28-2014 12:16 AM
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Maple- to stain or not to stain?

05-23-2014 09:59 AM by Tooch

A student of mine is building a gun cabinet and used Maple plywood for the ma...

21 05-27-2014 01:50 PM
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05-26-2014 09:16 PM by jkaras

Hello- I am new to finishing wood with shellac. I have a hardwood object t...

3 05-27-2014 08:25 AM
View AMB2's profile

Novice with refinishing-best sealer/finish for dining table?

05-26-2014 08:51 PM by AMB2

I purchased a 54” round dining table from a thrift store and removed th...

1 05-26-2014 09:58 PM
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painting laminate cabinate doors: a twist

05-25-2014 01:59 AM by babbobubba

I want to reface or refinish my cabinet doors. The doors are almond-colored ...

1 05-26-2014 09:24 PM
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Craftsman 13" Planer (Pro)

05-26-2014 03:18 AM by desertjim

Hi All, I thought I posted about my planer being on the blink a few weeks ba...

3 05-26-2014 04:23 AM
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How to Finish my Reclaimed Gliding Bench

05-25-2014 02:06 AM by Deela40

I made a glider for my back patio out of reclaimed lumber from pallets. It w...

1 05-25-2014 08:12 PM
View Beorn's profile

fiber rush finishing

05-21-2014 12:56 AM by Beorn

I am refinishing a pair of rocking chairs with fiber rush (paper twine) seats...

4 05-25-2014 07:40 PM
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Problem with cutting board joints

10-04-2011 09:24 PM by harrywho

On both my end grain and straight grain cutting boards I keep getting what I ...

15 05-23-2014 04:29 PM
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Ultra Duster & Arm R Seal

05-22-2014 05:00 PM by wncguy

I’ve been using Arm R Seal as the finish on my boxes for over a year, p...

9 05-23-2014 04:19 PM
View RussellAP's profile

Question for finishing with a sprayer.

05-22-2014 09:50 PM by RussellAP

About to sell a set of Adirondacks to someone who wants them stained walnut. ...

2 05-23-2014 12:48 AM
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05-20-2014 02:21 PM by orlandodave

Howdy everybody. I’m Dave. First post. Awesome site. I’ve...

10 05-22-2014 03:16 PM
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Branding iron - electric or not?

05-20-2014 01:10 AM by Dabcan

I’m looking into getting a custom branding iron to put my logo on my wo...

13 05-21-2014 09:26 PM
View jkaras's profile

Finishing Polish with Shellac

05-16-2014 03:47 AM by jkaras

Hello- I am new to finishing wood with shellac. I have a hardwood object t...

2 05-20-2014 02:27 PM

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