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  1. Finishing
    Im using planks of red oak for a scroll saw project and im looking to stain it green and blue. Anyone know of any color stains (water-based or other) that work well with red oak?
  2. Woodworking Skill Share
    I am building a cherry armoire for my daughter. It has an upper section with 2 doors and lower section with 4 drawers; and I have the case for the lower section done and dry-fit. I have 3 questions - 1. - Should I leave the inside of the armoire completely unfinished? I built a chest of...
  3. Woodworking Skill Share
    I've come to the realization that finishing skills are what sets good and great woodworkers apart. I've had to finally admit that finishing was actually a part of woodworking. Darn. This sudden realization came about after I labored maticuously over a couple projects only to slap on a finish...
  4. Finishing
    Hey Guys, I took up woodworking this past year as a hobby. I've found some success, selling a few pieces for just enough to start some new projects. Of course, being fairly new to this trade sometimes I have no idea what I'm doing! I scroll through the posts here on LJ, reading others questions...
  5. Woodworking Skill Share
    I found myself on this site researching douglas fir and how to stain it. I found the awesome video by gizmodyne and was totally stoked! But I still have a couple of questions: 1) I am staining brand new garage doors - what are the chances of the grades being different betweem baseboards and...
  6. Finishing
    Has anyone ever used 1/4" cherry beadboard w/MDF core as the panel insert for kitchen or bathroom cabinet doors? I was planning to use it for bathroom cabinets but am concerned about how the beadboard will look when it is stained and lacquered since the MDF actually shows in the grooves on the...
  7. Woodworking Skill Share
    I'm a beginner woodworker/wood finisher…..so I made this prayer kneeler for someone, and everything was awesome, until staining, and then it got ruined. I have all of these sanding spots all over. Its only out of pine, because I didnt want to spend big bucks on it and ruin it - Being new to...
  8. Woodworking Skill Share
    So I want to thank everyone for their help with my sanding/staining problem. I know pine isn't the best wood to build furniture out of, because of how easy it damages, and stains very poorly, etc, etc. I really didn't want to sand it all down and try to redo the stain - the wood only cost me...
  9. Woodworking Skill Share
    I was curious as to how you guys sand your end-grains and edges on your projects. I recently made a couple of prayer kneelers as gifts, and I rounded over all the edges with my router - i had trouble sanding them down with out deforming the perfectly round edges. Any tricks you guys use? Also...
  10. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I need some help and feedback on the Rockler gravity feed HVLP GUN, #38269. I would like to use this to stain and use some spar poly to refinish three sets of french doors. Will this work using a 2hp pancake compressor with a 5.2 cfm at 40 psi output. And do I need to change out the tips for use...
  11. Woodworking Skill Share
    Ola! Please excuse my slight wood gloat, but I've never seen nor heard anyone ever say they had blueberry lumber. I was given about 36 inches of 3-4" diameter blueberry trunk, which I slowly dried, then cut into 12" lengths, and then slabbed them out. It is absolutely beautiful - looks like...
  12. Woodworking Skill Share
    I have a huge project ahead of me(20 interior flat 2 panel doors and jambs) and i'm only just getting started but am not having good success in regards to the overall quality of look of the stain(walnut). A quality pre stain conditioner is being used(general finishes) and i'm noticing that the...
  13. Woodworking Skill Share
    I am building a dining room table out of Rift cut White Oak. I have applied a paste filler (benjamin Moore) followed up with much sanding. I now am questioning weather or not the wood will take stain? I build a set of cabinets a few years ago and used the filler, however I didn't use stain on...
  14. Wood & Lumber
    I am in the process of finishing a pocket door that will be used between our master bedroom and bathroom. The door is made out of Douglas Fir. On the bedroom side and the exposed edge the wood will be exposed. Therefore I am planning on staining it with a natural stain. The plan on the...
  15. Woodworking Skill Share
    Dear Helpful Friends, I'm making a simple stand for the TV and using birch plywood. I had thought to paint it, but now she-who-must-be-obeyed is suggesting staining. Anyone with experience staining and finishing birch 3/4 inch plywood? Appreciate your experience and wisdom.
  16. Finishing
    Hi Folks, I just got a request for a table and an end-grain bar to match a greyish color scheme. I have a ready supply of ash, but have never had the challenge of encouraging it to go down the grey scale or keeping it protected (I usually just let it alone with linseed or tung oil and it...
  17. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I currently have a plane iron, Millers Fall Jack, where the bevel is not 90 degrees. Its about 12 degrees off. So I got myself a bench grinder (Ryobi 8"), I plan on purchasing a white oxide grinder wheel to grind the bevel straight and put a heavy camber on it. So my question is what is the...
  18. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    The Boss(wife) says…can you make spoons like this? Took one out to the shop, cut it out sanded and it looked good except for the cut out on the spoon. Too much work. I guess I need some gouges. What do i buy. She wants a bunch of them for gifts. Great way to use up scrap it seems. Thanks
  19. Finishing
    I need the best tips and techniques for staining and finish costing. If there exists a book or a comprehensive publication I need that too. I am refinishing my recently deceased Grandmother's dresser. It is in great condition but the vanish is old. I'm a real novice and would love to have the...
  20. Finishing
    this is my first time staining a large surface like this door, it came out nightmare my method is using 3" foam brush and then wipe with kitchen paper towel need advices how to avoid lap marks when staining especially with water based for next time
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