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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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I've messed up paint/poly problem

01-30-2013 09:34 AM by dogdoc

I’ve gotten myself into a paint pickle, and as will be clear when you r...

10 02-03-2013 04:19 AM
View Purrmaster's profile

Should I use a finish on a cedar chest?

02-03-2013 12:36 AM by Purrmaster

I’m planning on making a small chest out of aromatic cedar. The tradit...

6 02-03-2013 03:18 AM
View CaseyJones's profile

Mixing Finishes?

01-31-2013 04:30 PM by CaseyJones

I’m about to finish a large walnut slab (8’ x 30” x 1.75...

6 02-01-2013 08:51 PM
View Betsy's profile

Bees wax and mineral oil

01-31-2013 01:37 PM by Betsy

A quick question before I start my day job…. I want to try the bees ...

13 01-31-2013 06:30 PM
View brantley's profile

Best finish for white oak table?

12-06-2012 03:48 PM by brantley

I built my wife a dining room table out of some thick white oak. The top is 1...

16 01-31-2013 01:40 PM
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Sanding Black walnut

01-14-2013 11:18 AM by bhorschel

I am working on a large walnut slab it has various marks from when it went th...

18 01-31-2013 09:59 AM
View lexxx07's profile

Swirl Marks

01-30-2013 04:16 PM by lexxx07

How to get rid of them, How to prevent them.

9 01-31-2013 09:49 AM
View RussellAP's profile

Poly over endgrain

01-29-2013 08:13 PM by RussellAP

I’m turning a covered two piece bowl with a lid out of flaming box elde...

15 01-30-2013 03:48 PM
View woody57's profile

Finishing outdoor furniture

09-03-2012 02:11 AM by woody57

I like to build rockers and swings out of oak. I used spar urethane on a swin...

9 01-30-2013 09:34 AM
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Dark Stain Options

01-30-2013 12:31 AM by MOJOE

Good Evening Jocks! I’m looking for some real-world experience here....

5 01-30-2013 03:22 AM
View camps764's profile

Watco Butcher Block oil and Finish - Funky after-taste on foods

01-29-2013 01:20 PM by camps764

I know there are tons of opinions on the right way to finish a cutting board....

6 01-29-2013 11:06 PM
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Shellac flakes or transtint? What weight shellac?

01-28-2013 07:17 PM by mtx77

Im trying to match a new oak skirt to an old oak tabletop. The oil stain I wa...

8 01-29-2013 09:44 AM
View JesseTutt's profile

Speed up shellac dissolving?

01-28-2013 04:50 PM by JesseTutt

I am in the middle of applying shellac as a finish I just realized that I wil...

11 01-29-2013 03:24 AM
View Pete Santos's profile

Any advice on what kind of finish to use on a bassinet?

01-28-2013 10:25 PM by Pete Santos

I’ve been asked by my cousin to make a baby bassinet. They have chosen ...

3 01-28-2013 11:27 PM
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Arm-R-Seal over Zinsser Amber (NOT dewaxed)?

01-15-2013 03:40 PM by BinghamtonEd

I have a kitchen island I am working on, and have a finishing question. My m...

4 01-28-2013 03:41 PM
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finishing wet/green wood

01-27-2013 03:10 PM by shelly_b

So I finally started my first log project. I figured I should start small so ...

9 01-28-2013 03:55 AM
View Logan Windram's profile

Minwax Polycrylic

01-02-2012 08:36 PM by Logan Windram

So in between coats the products says to sand lightly with 220 sandpaper̷...

15 01-28-2013 12:23 AM
View Kevin's profile

Help with fixing a bad glue-up job

01-27-2013 01:30 PM by Kevin

I was recently given the task to find a small sofa table that we could place ...

6 01-27-2013 03:52 PM
View mbs's profile

Help with filling and finishing spalted walnut

01-26-2013 05:19 PM by mbs

The rocking chair seat has some spalting. It’s the grey/white part in ...

4 01-26-2013 09:04 PM
View RussellAP's profile

My Inlay set up

01-26-2013 05:57 PM by RussellAP

I’m by no means a pro and this is not an attempt to teach anything. I l...

4 01-26-2013 08:03 PM

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