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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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Can this Table Surface be planed?

09-21-2020 03:21 PM by wilschroter

I have this really nice outdoor dining table that got turned into a makeshift...

7 09-21-2020 06:53 PM
View Woodson59's profile

What to use

09-12-2020 05:46 AM by Woodson59

Ok I’m about ready to finish this joker. So I’m leaning wipe on poly. Laq...

12 09-21-2020 05:18 PM
View SlimPete's profile

Suggestions on how to notch MDF trim to clear a door latch

09-21-2020 11:22 AM by SlimPete

I will be replacing some trim around a door frame with 2.5” squared off...

5 09-21-2020 04:56 PM
View willhime's profile

Anti rust for steel

09-19-2020 04:16 PM by willhime

After making a couple large steel handles for my shop’s new door I sprayed ru...

6 09-21-2020 02:16 PM
View BigOak23's profile

Blotchy Poly

09-21-2020 11:29 AM by BigOak23

Help! I’ve sanded down this pine table and then stained it with oil bas...

0 09-21-2020 11:29 AM
View Mtowens's profile

Paste wax alternative

09-17-2020 10:37 AM by Mtowens

My brother n law and I built this pulpit for pastor appreciation, cel...

22 09-21-2020 03:59 AM
View Robert's profile

Dat darn DAP

09-16-2020 02:09 PM by Robert

You release the gun, the caulk keep oozing out, and oozing out, and….oo...

17 09-20-2020 06:58 PM
View gdaveg's profile

Restoring water spots on Redwood Coffee Table

09-17-2020 09:18 PM by gdaveg

I have a redwood burl coffee table that has some water spots on the surface. ...

6 09-19-2020 09:26 PM
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Any Experience Using Sher-Wood Hi-Bild Precat Lacquer (Pigmented)

09-18-2020 04:30 PM by dougstritonv8

Hello all. I posted on here a couple months ago if any one had any tips and t...

2 09-19-2020 01:58 AM
View Ynot's profile

Cutting Boards - Finishing with Howard's, but Which One?

09-12-2020 04:04 PM by Ynot

I’m ready to finish some walnut/maple cutting boards and I’d like...

24 09-18-2020 04:17 PM
View LibbyStano's profile

Finish a Western Red Cedar Outdoor Table

09-17-2020 10:37 AM by LibbyStano

Need some advise. My mum asked me to restore an outdoor table she ...

3 09-17-2020 12:49 PM
View DaniV's profile

Help, I need advice with some very difficult chairs...

09-13-2020 04:31 PM by DaniV

I recently purchased 4 unfinished chairs to put together and stain. The goal ...

5 09-17-2020 03:41 AM
View Ynot's profile

Working While Finish is Drying

09-15-2020 07:23 PM by Ynot

There’re obviously many downsides of working in a small shop, errrr gar...

9 09-16-2020 10:58 PM
View Marpel's profile

Finish on cloth

09-16-2020 02:55 AM by Marpel

Not a real woodworking question, but more related to a finish type. I have...

4 09-16-2020 01:33 PM
View Croikee's profile

How to mask lettering to be bare wood color?

09-10-2020 11:10 PM by Croikee

Hey all, just getting into woodworking. Want to make a box that contains my ...

40 09-16-2020 06:11 AM
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Refinishing 40 Year Old Wooden Horse for Daughter

09-14-2020 08:24 PM by Croikee

Hey all! Such great insight here on finishing. I’m starting to plan m...

3 09-15-2020 01:08 AM
View will delaney's profile

General Finishes can

09-13-2020 09:00 PM by will delaney

Please help,this is driving me crazy.I can’t figure out how to open thi...

21 09-14-2020 11:48 PM
View Stohlie's profile

Revarnish barnwood patio table

09-13-2020 07:39 PM by Stohlie

I built a rough sawn barnwood table 5 years ago, it’s on a covered porch(Illi...

3 09-13-2020 10:53 PM
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Dyeing Leopoardwood Black

09-13-2020 01:06 PM by jayseedub

I’m trying to dye Leopardwood entirely, totally black. I’m curren...

14 09-13-2020 08:12 PM
View Dunno's profile

Fixing splotchy appearance on smooth table

09-03-2020 12:10 PM by Dunno

I purchased an acacia wood dining table (which I thought had no protection, p...

6 09-13-2020 06:44 PM

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