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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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Dry vs. Wet sanding

10-19-2014 02:41 AM by Evangogh

The more I dive into tutorial videos and such, I see and hear about more and ...

9 10-23-2014 01:04 AM
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10-17-2014 02:01 PM by JUC

I am new to woodworking and about to make a live edge dining table. What is a...

8 10-22-2014 02:53 PM
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Spar Urethane Help

10-21-2014 03:43 PM by wikdwood

I’m somewhat new to woodworking, especially the finishing side, I have ...

9 10-22-2014 11:08 AM
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How to Fix Uneven Stain Job

10-20-2014 01:18 PM by blaker

This is my first post – before I start, I wanted to thank everyone for ...

3 10-21-2014 11:16 PM
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Restaurant tables

06-18-2014 07:31 PM by RussellAP

Bidding a job to refinish 56 tables at a local chain restaurant. We plan to u...

28 10-21-2014 08:58 PM
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Making stain

10-21-2014 05:53 PM by giser3546

I just came across a fairly simple video showing how to make a water based st...

4 10-21-2014 08:42 PM
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check board table top

10-20-2014 01:21 AM by ewinger

My wife tried today to stain the 2” squares for our check board table t...

2 10-20-2014 02:46 AM
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Bona Mega & Gramercy

10-19-2014 09:28 PM by Clint Searl

I’m in the process of completing the finishing of a 12 year old projec...

1 10-19-2014 11:09 PM
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Alternative cutting board finish??

10-19-2014 05:52 AM by Spacehog

Ahoy there! I had a question about using dewaxed shellac on a cutting board. ...

8 10-19-2014 02:45 PM
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Tulip poplar

10-07-2014 02:33 PM by Blackcatbone

I know, a lot of people don’t like poplar or think it’s best pain...

2 10-18-2014 12:59 PM
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Amish "DutchGlow"... anyone know about it?

10-15-2014 08:27 PM by Joe Lyddon

I saw this commercial on TV Does anyone know anymore about this? Is it ...

15 10-17-2014 08:13 PM
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dying wood veneer?

10-16-2014 02:56 PM by JesseTutt

The latest issue of Scrollsaw Woodworking & crafts has a project of makin...

3 10-17-2014 02:06 AM
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New Waterlox

10-14-2014 01:10 AM by Gerald Thompson

Has anyone used the new Waterlox formulation yet or hear from anyone that has...

7 10-16-2014 08:53 PM
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how to finish antique pine table

10-16-2014 02:29 PM by yellabret

i am making the mother -of-all-farmhouse tables for my daughter and son in la...

8 10-16-2014 05:46 PM
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Waterlox Original Satin Kitchen Counter Top Application

07-27-2013 04:18 PM by KentuckyTreeRat

I’ve only used BLO mixes with wipe on applications & have decided t...

8 10-16-2014 04:56 PM
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10-15-2014 03:17 AM by deadoakcarvings

Hi all, I was making a nice oak bench, with a seat and a back from bookmat...

6 10-16-2014 02:15 AM
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Finish for hand tools?

10-14-2014 02:38 PM by KCConst

I’m in the process of making a wood and brass Marking Gauge.I have some...

3 10-15-2014 02:45 AM
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Finish / Seal Crosscut sled

10-14-2014 04:31 PM by kmerkle

I made a crosscut sled from 1/2” baltic birch plywood with with oak run...

6 10-14-2014 07:46 PM
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Capspray 10000 experiences and advice needed!

10-14-2014 04:25 AM by ten4cmor

Hi Lumberjocks, I recently traded an old fridge for a Capspray 10000 and w...

0 10-14-2014 04:25 AM
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Timbermate, does it take a dye or a stain better?

10-11-2014 02:13 AM by skogie1

Used some timbermate for my first time for a large box. I used it to fill so...

6 10-13-2014 03:08 PM

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