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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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Beginner looking for advice finishing Adirondack chairs

12-13-2014 08:14 PM by ScottWV

Hey everyone! First post here. I’m pretty new to woodworking and am...

5 12-14-2014 05:28 PM
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which first: glue or polyurethane?

12-13-2014 05:07 AM by dbw

I am making a wooden version of a game called Michigan Rummy and I’ll ...

4 12-13-2014 03:34 PM
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water based finish over water based dye question

12-12-2014 08:27 PM by sanfranciscocedarco

dyed a piece with a few coats of water based dye then sealed with shellac. I ...

4 12-13-2014 12:36 PM
View Richard's profile

How do you Lighten a stain that got to dark

12-12-2014 07:05 PM by Richard

Wondering what the best way is to Lighten up a project that I got the stain a...

4 12-13-2014 04:52 AM
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What don't I know about Cocobolo?

12-11-2014 04:39 AM by OldWrangler

Hey Guys, I know someone has my answer cause y’all always do. I just...

9 12-12-2014 05:54 AM
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Staining a Bookshelf

12-11-2014 06:00 PM by Hudster00

Howdy! I am just wondering about how much someone should charge (excluding ma...

5 12-12-2014 05:24 AM
View DonBoston's profile

Best finish for Tamarind?

12-12-2014 03:52 AM by DonBoston

So, I’ve done some jewelry pieces with some spalted tamarind, the brigh...

0 12-12-2014 03:52 AM
View Reaper417's profile

Spray painting

12-11-2014 11:52 PM by Reaper417

Hey guys, quick question. I cut something out on Baltic birch plywood. The sp...

2 12-12-2014 12:53 AM
View moke's profile

Cedar Chest

12-08-2014 06:35 PM by moke

I made a cedar chest many years ago, I applyed some sort of finish, and it pu...

13 12-11-2014 06:06 PM
View Spacehog's profile

Questions about Emmet's Good Stuff finish for cutting boards

12-11-2014 07:02 AM by Spacehog

I’ve been making cutting boards for sale and for Christmas presents for...

1 12-11-2014 02:50 PM
View Rob's profile

Questions about Flocking

12-10-2014 12:18 AM by Rob

I would like to try flocking the drawers of some of the band saw boxes I̵...

4 12-10-2014 08:10 PM
View bygrace's profile

Dimples in varnish

12-09-2014 12:51 AM by bygrace

I am refinishing an oak table for a friend. It has been stained and given a f...

7 12-09-2014 04:53 PM
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Alternating stains on edge-glued panel

12-09-2014 05:07 AM by ajw1978

Hello, fellow jocks. Reached a bit of a milestone in my journey; have been &#...

2 12-09-2014 04:27 PM
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Why not use gel stain for everything?

12-07-2014 09:00 PM by Woodtechie

I’m starting to venture away from my tendency to leave wood it’s ...

11 12-09-2014 01:57 AM
View beachbum2014's profile

shou sugi ban wire spindle with photos

12-08-2014 03:14 AM by beachbum2014

Aloha folks! I’m finishing an old table made from a wire spindle tha...

5 12-09-2014 01:53 AM
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Spraying preprimed base trim and doors

11-06-2014 03:56 AM by firefighterontheside

I want to use my earlex hvlp to spray white something on trim and doors that ...

13 12-09-2014 01:25 AM
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paint sprayers

12-08-2014 02:47 AM by toys4dad

I am sure this has probally been beat up already but could not find informati...

6 12-08-2014 08:08 PM
View txn's profile

Cutting board finish

12-08-2014 02:18 AM by txn

what do yall use to finish your cutting boards I’m working on 5 sets of...

12 12-08-2014 06:36 PM
View JUC's profile

Where to find a natural bristle brush

12-07-2014 08:31 PM by JUC

I am looking for a high quality natural bristle brush to apply Waterlox to my...

7 12-08-2014 03:46 PM
View Andrew714's profile

Natural finish on Mahogany

11-28-2014 06:52 PM by Andrew714

I am making some small shelves from mahogany (approximately 2.25” x 1.7...

15 12-07-2014 09:24 AM

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