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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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Water-protecting with Pure Tung Oil - question

06-04-2021 05:44 PM by Frankfort

ok so what you think is the best for really water protecting with pure tung o...

11 06-13-2021 06:46 PM
View tryingToBuildThings's profile

Brass dowels before or after finishing

05-05-2021 04:22 PM by tryingToBuildThings

I’m building a shelf with walnut trim/edging. The trim pieces are goin...

20 06-12-2021 10:27 PM
View KLF's profile

Best finish for sawhorses?

06-08-2021 05:02 PM by KLF

I just finished building 4 sawhorses, and I spent a lot of time (too much, I&...

64 06-11-2021 03:42 AM
View Winny94's profile

Are any of the Amzon 5" sanding discs worth a crap?

06-08-2021 07:46 PM by Winny94

Looking on amazon, theres not shortage of ~$0.15/disc hook n loop discs. Obvi...

10 06-10-2021 01:52 PM
View Pardote3's profile

Wood finishing, other ideas?

06-07-2021 11:10 AM by Pardote3

Hello, Recently I had a wooden floor installed and did not like the result...

4 06-10-2021 01:03 PM
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Epoxy finish bar top questions

04-06-2020 10:58 AM by Paraphoe

Hey guys. Newbie to the forums, and not too experienced woodworking either, b...

16 06-09-2021 11:24 AM
View trsnider's profile

sanding walnut

06-06-2021 01:22 PM by trsnider

I have some nicely figured walnut. However I can’t figure out how to ge...

18 06-08-2021 03:11 PM
View JKB33's profile

Box Finish - Advice Needed

06-02-2021 05:13 PM by JKB33

I have for years, maybe even decades, used lacquer as my go to finish. I have...

12 06-03-2021 03:40 PM
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how to store acetone

05-29-2021 03:39 AM by Karda

Hi, i have to get some acetone. What kind of container can I store a small am...

36 06-02-2021 04:17 PM
View JohnMcClure's profile

Anybody good with decorative rope and knots?

05-31-2021 08:33 PM by JohnMcClure

Can anyone suggest a way, possibly using a creative knot or braid pattern, to...

10 06-02-2021 02:33 PM
View ChefHDAN's profile

Ugh... have to paint sofa

05-30-2021 12:43 PM by ChefHDAN

Hey all, My wife brought home a rattan sofa/loveseat from her mother’...

6 05-30-2021 02:34 PM
View OldBull's profile

What to wipe shellac with before lacquer ?

05-28-2021 12:52 PM by OldBull

Good morning, I have looked a lot and the search features used on the interne...

7 05-28-2021 09:10 PM
View AL22's profile

Identify why this cross hatch pattern is on some finished work from the 60s/70s

05-25-2021 06:02 PM by AL22

I’m finding this pattern on the edge of some detail work on cabinetry i...

9 05-28-2021 08:13 PM
View Wickerdave's profile

Deep luster finish on a cutting board??

05-27-2021 10:49 PM by Wickerdave

Is it possible to obtain a high gloss or deep luster finish on a cutting boar...

5 05-28-2021 06:28 PM
View Frankfort's profile

any idea what could cause these streaks in the polyurethane?

05-08-2021 11:40 PM by Frankfort

I finished two other pieces of Hickory with absolutely no problem. I first...

21 05-28-2021 03:02 AM
View OldBull's profile

My most humble apologies to shellac users

05-27-2021 01:45 PM by OldBull

I recently wrote a blog entry about my first try at new finishes. Today ...

12 05-27-2021 06:24 PM
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Top coat for high traffic staircase

05-24-2021 12:30 PM by je_an

Hello, I put in new stair treads a few years ago and now there are lots of...

6 05-27-2021 09:41 AM
View magoo101's profile

Not sure what we were thinking......

05-21-2021 05:37 PM by magoo101

After spending entirely too much time on building cabinets for my sonR...

5 05-26-2021 01:25 PM
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Minwax Polycrylic VS General Finishes High Performance

03-28-2020 10:29 PM by Rivercityjeff

I’ve sprayed both waterborne finishes with an Earlex HVLP successfully....

10 05-24-2021 11:10 PM
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Water-cleanup Primers for HVLP Spraying

09-10-2014 06:40 PM by paxorion

My first foray into spraying finish (I have the HF HVLP) was with Zinsser BIN...

5 05-22-2021 03:59 AM

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