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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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View Esko Lehtovaara's profile

nails or something sofisticated

08-27-2013 10:14 AM by Esko Lehtovaara

Hello all of you who paint (or such) your woodworking project!When you have ...

3 08-30-2013 03:51 PM
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Finishing for newbies - over Mahogany Veneer and MDF

08-07-2013 07:47 AM by babarracus

On the job, almost all of the finishing work gets subbed out to the painter. ...

3 08-29-2013 11:01 PM
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English Walnut Finishing : Completely Transparent

08-28-2013 06:47 AM by brianaltman

I have a 150 year old English walnut table that I am refinishing. Upon remov...

8 08-29-2013 12:06 PM
View JesseTutt's profile

meaning of writing on back of sandpaper?

07-23-2013 11:55 PM by JesseTutt

I recently purchased 2 rolls of sandpaper for my drum sander. As I was unrol...

2 08-29-2013 06:57 AM
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Patio Tabler Red Cedar Finishing

07-17-2013 08:23 AM by lepelerin

Hello, One more time I am asking for advice. I am building the patio table...

1 08-29-2013 03:22 AM
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08-27-2013 07:50 PM by rb88

I am referring to it being used as or with another finish, not in applying it...

13 08-28-2013 10:58 AM
View JustJoe's profile

Cherry - Darkening, Finishing, Racing against time questions

08-26-2013 12:15 AM by JustJoe

8 days til I head across country and I got sucked into making a couple of sur...

11 08-28-2013 02:02 AM
View trz's profile

spraying polyurethane

08-27-2013 11:58 PM by trz

can I spray Minwax oil based poly with my hvlp gun with good results. I f no...

4 08-28-2013 02:01 AM
View dansnow's profile

Looking for color scheme suggestions

08-13-2013 10:29 PM by dansnow

I have this project I’m working on, a DC-3 whirlygig. The construction ...

6 08-27-2013 06:16 PM
View Matt Vredenburg's profile

Deft lacquer - desktop after rubout is ploy-able

08-26-2013 02:50 PM by Matt Vredenburg

I sprayed 3 coats of deft gloss lacquer, scuff sanding in between, I would ca...

4 08-26-2013 04:00 PM
View joeyinsouthaustin's profile

Help me with clear coat, wh oak, veneer burnthrough... please?!?

08-17-2013 12:02 AM by joeyinsouthaustin

I searched this topic and found some limited replies, and concerning stain. ...

16 08-26-2013 02:08 PM
View kocgolf's profile

Sanding an angled board

08-25-2013 08:38 PM by kocgolf

I have a 72” by 3.5” board, with a 30 degree angle cut the length...

3 08-26-2013 02:17 AM
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Skill question from a total noob!

08-25-2013 07:53 PM by Jorgearaujo

So I have been making some iPhone stands and I have started doing 2 tone vers...

1 08-25-2013 08:02 PM
View JSB's profile

The Best and Easiest Way to Finish Pine

01-22-2013 06:18 AM by JSB

Sorry to those who have already seen this in my blog. I should have posted he...

28 08-24-2013 12:47 AM
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walnut countertop finish

08-01-2013 08:01 AM by scottdarr

I am building countertops for our kitchen out of walnut , i think i will be u...

15 08-21-2013 07:01 PM
View Indywar's profile

Suggestion for better finishing result

08-20-2013 04:47 PM by Indywar

I have just started in woodworking and I made the top for a lazy susan (s...

9 08-21-2013 02:48 PM
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Need advice from Finish Experts

08-20-2013 12:04 PM by ,

We have a job coming up very soon. The customer wants alder and wants it sta...

14 08-21-2013 02:39 PM
View Jofa's profile

Finishing Santos Mahogany

08-02-2013 12:59 AM by Jofa

I have a project I’m working on and need some advice. The wood is Sa...

15 08-20-2013 12:20 AM
View JohnOfNELA's profile

mold underneath eurothane sealant

08-06-2013 07:55 AM by JohnOfNELA

My father and I just finished a lovely table base made from an oak stump, sea...

6 08-19-2013 11:05 PM
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How to finish this stump cutoff?

08-19-2013 09:25 PM by HickoryHill

Our sister company does tree removal among other things, so I get a crack at ...

3 08-19-2013 10:17 PM

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