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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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Monkey Pod: Tung Oil Bubbles

08-20-2019 02:07 PM by JDE134

Attempting to finish a monkeypod slab table, and applied my 5/6th coat of Tun...

6 08-21-2019 05:06 AM
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Filling Knots and Cracks

08-20-2019 12:23 PM by Erik1975

Looking for opinions on what product or method is best for filling knots and ...

9 08-21-2019 12:48 AM
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White wood stain

08-17-2019 01:30 AM by WithTheGrain

I am new here so I apologize in advance if I am going against any protocols. ...

2 08-20-2019 01:07 PM
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Favorite HVLP

08-19-2019 01:09 PM by JonfromCa

I’m looking to buy a HVLP to spray a variety of finishes. Mainly spar varnish...

9 08-20-2019 05:27 AM
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Sanding prior to finish

08-16-2019 07:36 PM by swimbill

Good afternoon,I am making a set of dining room chairs out of maple. I plan t...

6 08-19-2019 12:45 PM
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Scratch in Arm R Seal surface

08-15-2019 10:31 PM by willhime

I attempted to sand out a scratch in a mesquite dining room table surface. It...

7 08-17-2019 03:48 AM
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Buffing with brown paper bag?

07-03-2014 12:09 AM by TheWoodenOyster

Hey everyone, I am about to put my last coat of minwax wipe on oil-based s...

19 08-16-2019 09:05 PM
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Help! How do I re-finish wooden chairs that I've stripped??

08-15-2019 12:40 PM by elliecatt104

Hi! Long story short here of several rookie mistakes that have led me to this...

8 08-16-2019 03:43 AM
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Water spotted polyurethane-finished maple

08-08-2019 01:26 PM by Dave Polaschek

My bathroom is finished in maple, and it’s a little over ten years old. Nice ...

11 08-15-2019 11:51 PM
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Painted baltic birch with exposed edge - prefinish?

08-13-2019 03:54 PM by Charliefreak

Hi lumberjocks I want to create some cabinets using baltic birch. For the ...

11 08-15-2019 04:15 AM
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Please help with identification

08-07-2019 03:40 PM by Joy2all

Hello. Can someone please help me identify the color of stain and/or shel...

4 08-14-2019 06:43 PM
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Mysterious Spots after Staining

08-13-2019 03:19 AM by Cuddy8888

I am.staining red oak with old masters oil based American Walnut stain. ...

3 08-14-2019 01:59 AM
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Is there thing as too much sanding for a surface that will be stained?

08-12-2019 08:25 PM by bmm2727

Hello all, first post here… after a brief search of the forum, I didn&#...

7 08-13-2019 04:45 AM
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Mineral Spirits - Why so milky?

08-08-2019 08:16 PM by SteveH99

Hi,I recently finished off a large can of old-fashioned mineral spirits and b...

9 08-13-2019 03:29 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...

43 08-13-2019 12:03 AM
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kerosene smell in clothes dryer

08-12-2019 08:27 PM by xhaleaj

So, my workshop is in my basement because my one car garage is too small to w...

3 08-12-2019 09:47 PM
View MrWolfe's profile

How rough a grit of paper can I leave a shop bench when using oil/poly/ms blend

08-09-2019 01:48 AM by MrWolfe

I am not really expecting a huge discussion here but I am looking for advice....

26 08-12-2019 07:56 PM
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AquaCoat question

08-07-2019 03:41 PM by hineps

I tried spraying Aqua Coat Gloss Lacquer on a curly maple box. Strained the l...

7 08-12-2019 11:49 AM
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Brush Recommendations

08-07-2019 05:56 PM by Jeff_in_LSMO

Looking for recommendations on brushes. Tired of reading reviews. In your o...

12 08-09-2019 03:43 PM
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Faux Shou Sugi Ban Finish?

08-08-2019 01:36 PM by FBtool

Hi everybody! I am making an Urn for my son’s large black dog. I have s...

0 08-08-2019 01:36 PM

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