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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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stripping finish off hardwood floor planks

03-19-2019 09:17 PM by harum

Hello, I have been unsuccessfully trying to sand the finish off these Brasili...

21 03-23-2019 02:59 PM
View john_cristiano's profile

Paint for kitchen bench

03-22-2019 01:36 PM by john_cristiano

Looking for recommendations for a paint to use on a kitchen bench I am buildi...

8 03-23-2019 01:42 PM
View Usma36's profile

Help with cutting board

03-18-2019 09:57 PM by Usma36

Working in my first cutting board. I used maple and cherry. During sanding th...

10 03-22-2019 10:55 PM
View gerrym526's profile

Using Tamarack for Interior Trim-How Did You Finish It?

10-31-2015 01:10 AM by gerrym526

I’ll be building a new house next year and using Tamarack (Western Larc...

1 03-22-2019 03:21 PM
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Wipe-On Polyurethane Confusion

03-22-2019 01:06 AM by JP_Crafting

So I’ve been finishing a few projects using Watco’s Satin Wipe-On...

10 03-22-2019 12:25 PM
View Patrickgeddes14's profile

Do you have to use platin sandpaper to finish epoxy surfaces?

03-13-2019 12:19 AM by Patrickgeddes14

Answer the question! Jk idc

2 03-22-2019 08:31 AM
View mds4752's profile

Best finish for inside of chest

03-12-2019 12:29 AM by mds4752

Building a blanket chest for my grand daughter from walnut & hard maple. ...

11 03-21-2019 12:02 AM
View MikeDe's profile

Primer for plywood edges

03-18-2019 01:01 AM by MikeDe

I am building a kitchen cabinet for my daughter out of birch plywood that ...

8 03-19-2019 03:56 PM
View Patrickgeddes14's profile

Bubbles in epoxy

03-16-2019 09:26 PM by Patrickgeddes14

Torching it is probably the best way to ensure no bubbles right? If so, how m...

7 03-17-2019 07:40 PM
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Two for one post on finishing... Mdf and live edge oak

03-17-2019 04:32 PM by Patrickgeddes14

Got a little hall tree made from a reclaimed door and put some mdf shelves on...

1 03-17-2019 06:07 PM
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How to finish with minimal impact on raw look

03-16-2019 02:21 PM by nicovl

Hello, I am completely redoing an old House. I would like to recycle a lot...

4 03-16-2019 06:42 PM
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Sanding large live-edge planks - belt sander?

03-14-2019 01:53 PM by poihths

The other day as I was finish sanding a large walnut live-edge plank before a...

5 03-16-2019 06:04 AM
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Finishing Poly

02-15-2019 06:55 PM by Kenneth Wayne Reeves J.r.

Hey guys. I need Help. I don’t want to take the finish off of this barn...

40 03-16-2019 03:13 AM
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Finishing 1/4 sawn white oak

03-13-2019 06:44 PM by AWood

I am building a mess of 1/4 oak furniture. I was thinking of fuming the piece...

9 03-15-2019 10:43 AM
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Correcting warping in finished projects

03-14-2019 12:04 AM by 0331reaperguns

Hello all! Newbie here. Just got my shop put together/finished last year b...

15 03-14-2019 04:13 AM
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Homeright Super Finish Max HVLP Paint Sprayer - Seeking Info

03-10-2019 04:35 PM by BattleRidge

I am considering purchasing a Homeright Super Finish Max HVLP Paint Sprayer a...

3 03-14-2019 03:33 AM
View d38's profile

Shellac -- Cleaning the HVLP gun

02-13-2019 10:10 PM by d38

What do the members here who HVLP spray shellac use to clean the gun, and how...

13 03-13-2019 02:48 PM
View AOwen's profile

Watco Danish Oil Smell

03-12-2019 12:09 PM by AOwen

I made some live edge cedar shelves and coated them generously with Watco Dan...

3 03-12-2019 02:35 PM
View Michael's profile

Best Stain/Finish for Hand Planed Oak?

03-07-2019 09:20 PM by Michael

Hello, I have been woodworking for a while but relatively inexperienced at fi...

13 03-12-2019 02:14 PM
View JamesT's profile

Need recommendations for second gun for Fuji spray system

03-10-2019 07:43 PM by JamesT

I’m looking to add a second spray gun to my fairly new Fuji Mini-Mite 5 syste...

0 03-10-2019 07:43 PM

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