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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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The fallacy of conventional wisdom

06-13-2013 01:16 AM by Clint Searl

Conventional finishing wisdom has it that thinning a finish will increase pen...

4 06-13-2013 10:41 AM
View sheet's profile

How do I finish Ipe wood flooring,applying Poly at the end?

06-12-2013 07:49 AM by sheet

I am finishing my first Ipe interior floor. I would like guidence from some o...

2 06-13-2013 04:23 AM
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minwax natural

06-10-2013 09:25 PM by SuperDave02

Whats the point of minwax natural #209?I’m sure it must have a use or t...

17 06-12-2013 07:28 PM
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Finish ideas for soft wood cross cut slab

03-28-2013 07:03 AM by watermark

I am at the home stretch on this coffee table the legs are Ohia and the s...

9 06-12-2013 05:14 PM
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Wiping Varnish

06-12-2013 12:08 AM by FreedomWoodCreations

I think I’m varnish dumb or something. I am having an issue with Sherw...

8 06-12-2013 05:12 PM
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Hvlp finishing help

06-11-2013 02:00 AM by Firefighter

I am getting ready to finish crib number 3 and would like to try using my Hvl...

5 06-12-2013 12:46 PM
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Reclaimed wood -finishing

05-28-2013 07:33 AM by Lhiggins

I just got ahold of an old barn door I intend to turn into a coffee table but...

1 06-12-2013 09:15 AM
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Scotch Brite Pads for sanding between coats?

06-10-2013 03:09 PM by noone

I’ve been going through a lot of sandpaper lately and was wondering if ...

11 06-12-2013 01:04 AM
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Now I know why Taunton's books all get good reviews.

06-11-2013 12:20 AM by Jorge G.

I posted a review here on the book “French Polish” by Derek Jones...

17 06-12-2013 12:40 AM
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JPW over Danish

06-10-2013 12:49 AM by Mainiac Matt

JPW over Danish…. Good idea or not a good idea??

10 06-10-2013 05:53 PM
View Kwit's profile

Need help taking gloss/shine out of finish

06-09-2013 12:21 PM by Kwit

Hello all; I am making an antique warehouse cart coffee table for a custom...

4 06-10-2013 04:41 PM
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Wood conditioner with dye

06-10-2013 12:24 PM by Laughran

I am finishing a coffee table made from 150 year old pine, the growth rings a...

3 06-10-2013 02:18 PM
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need tips on the finish on restaurant table tops

06-09-2013 03:51 AM by chonroy

I am building table tops for a cousins cafe’. I am building them out of...

9 06-10-2013 01:10 AM
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How do I revive old dried out wood on an antique

06-07-2013 05:36 PM by ToddJB

All, I’m looking to freshen up the lid of this old Cuban humidor. Th...

19 06-09-2013 08:59 PM
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Wagner HVLP Conversion Gun. Thoughts?

06-07-2013 07:03 PM by noone

I’m getting ready to go pick this up for $40 bucks used.

8 06-09-2013 12:57 AM
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Face Frame too Large for Hinges

06-07-2013 09:34 PM by seabiscuit

I purchased some Blum concealed hinges to mount my doors to my new cabinet. T...

9 06-09-2013 12:50 AM
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Finishing with Paste Wax

05-08-2013 07:07 PM by skeemer

I am finishing up a small side table that I had completed awhile back and I w...

24 06-08-2013 11:51 AM
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Clear finish

06-07-2013 04:38 PM by kimosawboy

I’m looking for a finish that would minimize darkening on the end grain...

2 06-07-2013 05:32 PM
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Hope chest guestbook

06-04-2013 07:37 AM by longleaf

Hope chest guestbookWe are renewing our vows for our 10 year anniversary. Ins...

3 06-07-2013 03:04 AM
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What exterior paint for Adirondack chairs

06-06-2013 01:43 AM by distrbd

Although I hate to paint any type of woodworking projects but my wife wants m...

6 06-07-2013 01:48 AM

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