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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 9:42 pm
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  1. Refinishing guitar body

    Hi all. Im refinishing an old acoustic guitar. My question is: Should I remove / replace the old bridge? There are no gaps or spaces...

    Started by afbarnes62, 09-09-2017 4:02 pm
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    09-12-2017 3:40 am Go to last post
  2. Classical guitar refinishing

    Hi all. I have hand carved a new long scale bass neck to replace the original neck on an old classical guitar. Ive removed the majority of the...

    Started by afbarnes62, 09-16-2017 3:25 pm
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  3. Help with Staining

    I picked up a lovely white oak table at a yard sale. Oddly, the extensions came without skirts, so I am trying to match the new wood with the old. I...

    Started by amy_od, 08-25-2017 7:55 pm
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    09-27-2017 12:45 am Go to last post
  4. Newbie Question about Screws

    I'm trying to revive an old table bought at a yard sale. Can you all give me some advice on the proper screws to use to reconnect the sliding...

    Started by amy_od, 09-12-2017 10:03 pm
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    09-15-2017 12:49 am Go to last post
  5. Furniture: Old mahogany table

    I am refinishing an old mahogany drop leaf table (Drexel lyre - circa 1940's or 50's) The surfaces are badly beat up, but it is tight & the hinges...

    Started by Arcy, 05-28-2013 1:25 am
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    06-04-2013 1:50 pm Go to last post
  6. 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 9:56 pm
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    07-31-2010 1:43 pm Go to last post
  7. 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 2:32 pm
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    09-07-2010 9:26 pm Go to last post
  8. 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 6:33 pm
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    09-07-2010 9:18 pm Go to last post
  9. Varnish

    What is varnish, and where does it fall in the grading of durable wood finishes? I ask because I see it used on everything from electric motor...

    Started by art3427, 09-30-2010 3:52 am
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  10. Calling Cody Colston

    Cody, you recently mentioned using a stain/dye made from steel wool and white vinegar. Just so happens I've been cooking a batch for about 4 months...

    Started by art3427, 10-20-2010 5:02 pm
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  11. Will milk paint . . .

    . . . spoil if not refrigerated? I'm talking the kind made from whole milk like folks did 200 years ago? art

    Started by art3427, 12-30-2010 3:58 am
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  12. Rattle cans

    What's your favorite brand; most frequently used material (colors or clear)? art

    Started by art3427, 06-25-2011 6:00 pm
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    06-26-2011 3:12 am Go to last post
  13. HVLP

    Looking for an HVLP setup that will spray latex paints. What have you guys used & recommend? art

    Started by art3427, 05-12-2012 2:57 pm
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  14. I Got A Problem

    After 6 years on a waiting list, my wife was finally invited to set up a display in a local very high end antique shop. Her original idea was to...

    Started by art3427, 06-13-2012 5:55 pm
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  15. Adding Patina

    Been thinking about all the things we do to new wood to make it look "old". One of the factors in aging wood is the affect of light on woods like...

    Started by art3427, 07-20-2012 3:00 pm
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    07-23-2012 6:49 pm Go to last post
  16. Unhappy What Now?

    I got a mess on my hands. 2 WEEKS ago I stained a project for my wife's booth. I was in a hurry so I sealed it with a rattle can. The stuff was...

    Started by art3427, 07-26-2012 7:23 pm
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    08-09-2012 8:55 pm Go to last post
  17. Which comes first?

    You've got a good sized piece of casework ready to finish. It gets a wood top. Do you guys finish the top, then install it on the case, or install...

    Started by art3427, 08-07-2012 7:14 pm
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    08-09-2012 2:57 pm Go to last post
  18. New experiment

    I want to try something new. I'm searching for an approach that will leave me with a very weathered wood surface. I'm thinking sandblasting with...

    Started by art3427, 09-27-2012 9:58 pm
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  19. A GLOAT of some kind.

    The local Lowes always seems to have bunches of returned paints - mostly marked "Wrong Color." Friday they had a bunch in various colors that could...

    Started by art3427, 02-03-2013 3:24 pm
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  20. HVLP

    I'm looking at some gravity feed HVLP guns. I've noticed they all seem to be rated by needle/orfice size. I'm looking to spray mostly...

    Started by art3427, 02-05-2013 2:22 am
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    02-07-2013 6:10 pm Go to last post

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