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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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GF Salad Bowl Finish smell not going away

821 days ago by nerdkraft

I made an end grain cutting board and did the woodwhisperer diluted GF salad ...

2 821 days ago
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Linseed oil vs shellac

822 days ago by kikkicurio

I am just about to add a finish to a chair that I have been working on for qu...

8 821 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

No more oil based finishes for me.

822 days ago by RussellAP

After this Adirondack chair is finished, that will be the end of oil based fi...

11 821 days ago
View Joekwon80's profile

Black Walnut Keyboard Case

821 days ago by Joekwon80

So a buddy and I are building this keyboard enclosure and we’re at the ...

6 821 days ago
View Lee Barker's profile

Q about old paste wax plus a comparison of three brands

822 days ago by Lee Barker

I had three identical musical instrument parts and all three needed a wax fin...

6 821 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

Things are getting easier.

823 days ago by RussellAP

My neighbor had a garage sale today. He’s an old spry guy that does abo...

8 821 days ago
View WOODIE1's profile

Why so many home grown recipes?

830 days ago by WOODIE1

Ok I am new to wood work and finishing and find the finishing the hardest. I ...

29 822 days ago
View RickG83's profile

Will stain bleed into inlay?

822 days ago by RickG83

Hey guys, looking for some help here. I have an oak box lid that I stained w...

2 822 days ago
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824 days ago by rivergirl

Many of you already know that I raise/breed dogs. I live in a bit old bungal...

5 823 days ago
View badbert's profile

Hardwood floors finished? A labor of love

853 days ago by badbert

After losing one home to corporate greed, and the next to a house fire, I pur...

9 823 days ago
View BinghamtonEd's profile

Tips for wiping polyurethane on bookcase

824 days ago by BinghamtonEd

I’m refinishing an old bookcase for my wife. Her grandfather made it o...

12 824 days ago
View Mike's profile

Yet another Watco Danish oil question...

824 days ago by Mike

I’ve always used just oil based Poly, or a light stain with oil based p...

10 824 days ago
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1200 grit disks

824 days ago by rolltopbox

I watched Charles Neal use 1200 grit H&L disks on a bubinga top in a vide...

2 824 days ago
View Olga's profile

Finish product of choice over unknown previous finish

826 days ago by Olga

I am refinishing a piece of baby furniture that is about 58 years old. I did...

8 824 days ago
View Tom148's profile

Can I put poly over Watco?

825 days ago by Tom148

I have a keepsake box made from zebra wood. I put three coats of Watco oil o...

4 824 days ago
View molan's profile

Spray Shellac over BLO?

826 days ago by molan

I don’t have a lot of finishing experience so don’t mind me if th...

9 825 days ago
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View NedG's profile

Staining Cherry

829 days ago by NedG

I just made some cherry picture frames and stained them with a Min Wax produc...

15 826 days ago
View jayess111's profile

Staining and varnishing walnut finials to blend in with existing woodwork

826 days ago by jayess111

I’m having two finials made in walnut wood for the newel posts (one of which ...

4 826 days ago
View RussellAP's profile

finishing question

827 days ago by RussellAP

Has anyone used Cabot Australian Timber Oil?I was at Lowes stocking up on my ...

5 826 days ago

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