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Forum: The Finishing Room

For all things related to applying a finish on a project.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Please Read: Pics in threads

    In the past we have had problems with linking pictures in posts from off-site locations. For example, pics disappeared from the off-site location,...

    Started by sawduster, 06-30-2010 10:42 pm
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  1. Just so nobody misses it:

    I HATE finishing. :mad: :laugh:

    Started by Rob Hull, 06-19-2010 11:01 pm
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    06-20-2010 6:01 pm Go to last post
  2. Need advice

    I've got a finishing problem I've never had to handle before. Maybe you guys can help me. I began finishing a table I started about this time...

    Started by art3427, 07-01-2010 9:47 pm
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    07-02-2010 8:37 pm Go to last post
  3. Quick Hint

    Courtesy Marie... When you're brushing a finish, whether that be shellac, polyurethane, paint, what have you... and you know you'll be giving it...

    Started by TDHofstetter, 06-22-2010 8:46 pm
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    07-03-2010 12:46 am Go to last post
  4. Question I need a matte finish

    I've used the most satin poly I have on hand, and my wife has pointed out that the finish is still 1042x more shiny than every other piece of wood in...

    Started by Rob Hull, 06-30-2010 4:25 am
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    07-05-2010 3:19 am Go to last post
  5. "Painting" mahogany

    Yep, that's right, I have a lady wanting me to paint a mahogany table black. I made her a liquor cabinet awhile back. I made it out of poplar,...

    Started by deepsplinter, 07-08-2010 12:34 pm
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    07-09-2010 12:29 am Go to last post
  6. Question Finishing Poplar

    Hello! Finishing any project for is a pain, and although my work is of the novice quality, i don't like ruining it by doing a poor finish. I'm...

    Started by Bean, 07-13-2010 3:06 am
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    07-15-2010 5:13 pm Go to last post
  7. Spraying Water Based Stuff?

    So ... I've had this HVLP spray gun for awhile ... Ain't never sprayed nothin' with it yet. What I'm after is has anyone sprayed (preferably HVLP)...

    Started by Beamer, 07-16-2010 5:20 am
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    07-17-2010 2:52 pm Go to last post
  8. Icon8 Why does my purple heart turn BLACK when I finish in oil?

    Hey, guys. My little boxes have strips of Purple Heart. I've been finishing some with Teak and some with pure Tung oil. In both cases the...

    Started by Elizabeth, 07-27-2010 10:02 pm
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    07-31-2010 12:00 pm Go to last post
  9. Experimental finishes.

    I've been playing around with making my own stains lately. In one experiment I added a ratio of various (liquid) Rit Dyes to pure denatured alcohol....

    Started by art3427, 07-22-2010 10:56 pm
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    07-31-2010 2:43 pm Go to last post
  10. Icon5 What is the difference between steel wool and wet/dry 400-600 grit paper?

    I've used steel wool on Poly but the steel fibers break off and get stuck in the work. Why do you use it instead of sandpaper? I will be...

    Started by Elizabeth, 07-29-2010 9:51 pm
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    08-06-2010 4:48 pm Go to last post
  11. Cold feet finishing

    It's getting toward time to get this kitchenload of cabinets out of my basement ... meaning I need to start some finishing, even though the doors and...

    Started by Jim Brown, 08-12-2010 8:06 pm
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    08-16-2010 4:31 am Go to last post
  12. Black Piano Finish

    After two weeks my life finally calmed down enough that I could get back out to my shop and get to work. The project is a pair of offering boxes for...

    Started by Stretch, 06-20-2010 3:31 am
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    08-17-2010 11:00 pm Go to last post
  13. Icon5 Tung Oil

    Quick question: Can I leave my little boxes soaking in pure Tung oil overnight in a sealed container? Thanks. :)

    Started by Elizabeth, 08-18-2010 9:19 pm
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    08-18-2010 11:02 pm Go to last post
  14. Icon5 Spraying Polyurethane

    I have some MINWAX Polyurethane I'd like to spray onto a few boat paddles I'm fininishing. Can anyone suggest a good mix ratio and working PSI? ...

    Started by Bean, 08-19-2010 10:31 pm
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    08-24-2010 4:59 pm Go to last post
  15. Cans

    Which bonehead got the bright idea of marketing PolyCrylic in plastic one-gallon cans with a plastic snap-on lid? Ok, how about making the opening...

    Started by TDHofstetter, 08-22-2010 3:30 pm
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  16. More About Cans...

    I opened up a new quart can of Epifanes varnish this morning for putting finish on the Adirondack chair and accompanying small table I just built....

    Started by Cody Colston, 09-02-2010 4:25 pm
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    09-07-2010 2:34 pm Go to last post
  17. Minwax Question

    I sent this to their website, but haven't got a response yet. Maybe you guys can help. I need a small amount of shading lacquer occasionally. I...

    Started by art3427, 09-07-2010 7:33 pm
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    09-07-2010 10:18 pm Go to last post
  18. no luck but bad luck.

    I have this really nice armoire I built over the last year. Solid maple, all raised panels with mahogany accent trims. It had been sitting in our...

    Started by art3427, 09-07-2010 3:32 pm
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    09-07-2010 10:26 pm Go to last post
  19. Varnish Durability

    A little over a year ago, I finished building four garden armchairs and a table to go underneath our poolside gazebo. Shortly after that, I made an...

    Started by Cody Colston, 09-06-2010 11:47 pm
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    09-08-2010 1:17 am Go to last post
  20. Icon5 Shellac as a durable furniture finish

    We 're getting to the short strokes on the seemingly unending crib project. My intention was to put a single 1# coat of shellac to seal the well...

    Started by dcarter636, 08-09-2010 2:56 am
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    09-12-2010 2:55 pm Go to last post

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