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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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Cutting oil stain on wood slab

07-04-2022 07:31 AM by willhime

I set my cutting oil I use for drilling metal on an oak slab I’ve been workin...

6 07-04-2022 08:17 PM
View kuramba's profile

How to remove Oddie”s oil

06-30-2022 06:01 PM by kuramba

So I bought some Brazilian Cherry and whatever few tools were available at so...

8 07-04-2022 05:49 PM
View JCamp's profile

Finish suggestions for rough cut

07-03-2022 05:59 PM by JCamp

I will be starting a small project in the next few days of building a small b...

8 07-04-2022 02:53 AM
View dbw's profile

gel stain on hard maple

07-03-2022 07:00 PM by dbw

Does anyone know how well hard maple takes GF gel stain? In the past I’...

2 07-03-2022 08:31 PM
View Kaleeueuueheh's profile

Lacquer disappearing into wood

06-26-2022 12:40 AM by Kaleeueuueheh

I’m using clear gloss lacquer on a 1 inch thick I think cedar coaster that is...

13 07-03-2022 07:53 PM
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How to Dissolve Minwax Wax Finish from Wood?

07-02-2022 07:12 PM by wilschroter

I’ve got a piece of furniture that I stained gray and then coated with ...

5 07-03-2022 04:32 AM
View Ben's profile

Poly / mineral spirits are slow to dry

06-30-2022 01:31 PM by Ben

I usually use hard wax oil finishes, but need to use polyurethane for a croki...

14 07-01-2022 07:19 AM
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Dye for white Danish Cord?

06-22-2022 03:03 PM by MWill196

Hi everyone, I am working with some bleached danish cord right now for a chai...

3 06-22-2022 08:53 PM
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What’s the best finish for a damp / humid environment

06-20-2022 11:28 PM by Cuzzbud

I currently have a project for a door at the entrance to a hot tub. Enclosed ...

8 06-22-2022 04:16 AM
View Ken Olsen's profile

Cutting board finish dull

06-19-2022 05:39 PM by Ken Olsen

I have made j no numerous cutting boards with maple and other various woods I...

6 06-21-2022 08:26 PM
View jsvenson11's profile

Rubbing out poly same day as last coat

06-16-2022 08:11 PM by jsvenson11

I’m using Minwax warm satin oil-based poly on some cabinets. I just ap...

11 06-18-2022 03:06 PM
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What is harder, a UV cured finish or conversion varnish?

06-15-2022 04:40 AM by Sark

We used a lot of apple ply and other UV cured-finish plywood (also sold as pr...

5 06-18-2022 02:46 PM
View Chap_with_tools's profile

Oiled wrong color - what to do

06-16-2022 01:11 PM by Chap_with_tools

Hi all, Just had $11K in wood countertop material delivered & it appea...

24 06-17-2022 11:51 AM
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Jocks Who Finish With Shellac-Do You Brush or Pad Apply?

06-11-2022 09:47 PM by NohoGerry

I’m planning to try shellac on a recent cabinet for the shop, and have ...

21 06-16-2022 07:03 PM
View MB100's profile

Dark spot using Watco Danish Oil

10-25-2021 12:23 PM by MB100

Need some advice. Send it down this countertop 80, 120, 150, 180, ...

7 06-15-2022 03:11 PM
View telrite's profile

Water base over oil base

06-12-2022 06:47 PM by telrite

Can you put a brushed on water base matte finish over a rattle can spray sati...

6 06-15-2022 02:47 AM
View Mark Shultz's profile

Exterior door stain / topcoat

06-12-2022 02:11 PM by Mark Shultz

I am now ready to finish my newly made exterior door, sapele staves and 1/4&#...

1 06-14-2022 06:20 PM
View Pabs's profile

best way to waterproof dado

06-10-2022 01:09 PM by Pabs

Hi allmaking these measuring boards for work. they will be used in a fish la...

10 06-13-2022 12:00 PM
View clowner's profile

Best power pad sander

06-02-2022 03:31 PM by clowner

Need to acquire a power pad sander. What is the best sander? With that sander...

20 06-12-2022 04:34 AM
View wilschroter's profile

Why do you use Finish Nails during clamped glue-ups?

06-10-2022 01:13 PM by wilschroter

I notice in lots of woodworking videos that guys will fire in a few finish na...

15 06-11-2022 01:01 AM

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