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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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Finishing cutting boards for restaurant use.

12-18-2012 05:53 AM by JoshuaJCox

Hey guys, I need your wealth of expertise. I currently work in a fine dini...

6 12-19-2012 07:18 PM
View moke's profile

I would like Oak to look very dark

12-18-2012 04:05 PM by moke

I am looking for recommendations to make an oak cabinet look as dark as walnu...

31 12-19-2012 01:46 PM
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Remove water rings from finished furniture

12-18-2012 08:40 PM by Handtooler

LJers, I possess a Pub Table of yesteryear. I’m unsure if the finish ...

12 12-19-2012 08:08 AM
View bh442's profile

High build, photo safe, water based clear coat?

12-18-2012 02:56 AM by bh442

Hey guys, I’ve tried looking around a bit, but with no luck. Right n...

7 12-19-2012 01:24 AM
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12-16-2012 07:30 PM by chocked

I cut part of a river burch tree in my front yard. My wife loves that tree s...

2 12-19-2012 01:07 AM
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Staining directly after hand-planing?

12-18-2012 05:09 PM by 12strings

Does anyone use rub-on stain directly after hand-planing without sanding? ...

7 12-19-2012 12:31 AM
View Don "Dances with Wood" Butler's profile

minimum temperature question

12-18-2012 06:07 PM by Don "Dances with Wood" Butler

The instructions for Minwax Polycrylic give the ideal temperature for good cu...

2 12-18-2012 06:50 PM
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12-18-2012 12:56 AM by WoodYard

I used to never paint anything I built. Now that I have grandkids I find the ...

5 12-18-2012 03:32 AM
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Finish for Bare 1.5 "Plywood Edge

12-16-2012 06:38 PM by Gassit

Hi, Has anyone done a plywood end-grain finish on their speakers similar t...

4 12-18-2012 03:22 AM
View BigMig's profile

How Do You Sign/Mark Your Work?

12-16-2012 02:11 AM by BigMig

I’m giving a few handmade gifts this season and I’m wondering if ...

14 12-17-2012 02:24 PM
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How to repair a cracked wood table top surface?

12-13-2012 09:19 PM by BubTheBuilder

So I have been pondering the solution to this question for a few weeks now. ...

4 12-17-2012 03:25 AM
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Cure time for blo mix

12-15-2012 04:18 PM by Weatherman

I apologize if this has been posted elsewhere, but I couldn’t find a di...

7 12-16-2012 07:30 PM
View shopmania's profile

Turning finishing question

12-16-2012 01:54 AM by shopmania

I have made several dozen pens now, and about 18 wine bottle stoppers. So fa...

5 12-16-2012 02:55 PM
View pwalter's profile

Espresso color on maple wood

12-15-2012 05:19 PM by pwalter

I know I made a huge mistake making shelves for a nursery out of maple, but I...

8 12-16-2012 02:40 AM
View Jon1094's profile

help with book case decisions please!

12-15-2012 11:49 AM by Jon1094

I am almost finished with my daughter’s book case and I know almost not...

5 12-15-2012 04:33 PM
View JesseTutt's profile

drying time of shellac before packaging for shipment?

12-10-2012 11:43 PM by JesseTutt

I have been (and still are) sick. This put me behind in my woodworking proje...

4 12-15-2012 02:47 PM
View BigMig's profile

Mineral Oil Wicking Out of End Grain Cutting Boards

12-14-2012 08:45 PM by BigMig

I finished sanding 3 cutting boards and began applying straight mineral oil s...

12 12-15-2012 08:25 AM
View RussellAP's profile

Shoving Jewels in Your Crotch

12-11-2012 06:03 PM by RussellAP

I saw where a guy, (turns out lots of guys) are using crushed up turquoise to...

13 12-15-2012 03:48 AM
View Nollie's profile

Fyji Semi-Pro 2 Stage HVLP System

12-15-2012 02:34 AM by Nollie

Hi,I am in the market for a spray gun for applying stain to my furniture piec...

0 12-15-2012 02:34 AM
View doninvegas's profile

End Grain Butcher Block Counter Top

12-13-2012 10:43 PM by doninvegas

We are remodeling our kitchen including granite counter tops. Our kitchen isl...

1 12-14-2012 03:53 PM

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