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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. Planing stages / New chairs

    LOML wants casters on the dining chairs. That is not the problem. Stem casters have a tendency to weaken the legs. (DAMHIKT) My initial solution is...

    Started by rrich, 10-24-2010 2:34 am
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    10-25-2010 7:14 pm Go to last post
  2. 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 6:02 pm
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    10-22-2010 4:24 am Go to last post
  3. Finishing Dovetailed Drawers

    What is the correct way to finish the ends of drawer faces that are joined to the sides with half-blind dovetails? I've seen some pics where it...

    Started by Cody Colston, 10-17-2010 3:25 pm
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    10-19-2010 1:37 am Go to last post
  4. Black

    My sister wants the table I'm planning to build her "black". I was thinking to just use poplar and paint or stain over it... anybody ever use Minwax...

    Started by safetyboy, 10-12-2010 3:42 pm
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    10-12-2010 8:53 pm Go to last post
  5. Blushing

    There was a question about a finish that blushed on third coat. I don't remember where or when. I just read an article in a trade publication...

    Started by rrich, 09-30-2010 11:07 pm
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    10-04-2010 9:40 pm Go to last post
  6. 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 4:52 am
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    09-30-2010 5:20 am Go to last post
  7. A finish for walnut?

    I've been digging round the Net and in my stack of mags for ways to finish walnut. The one that seems to always come up is boiled linseed oil with a...

    Started by ScottD, 08-14-2010 2:29 pm
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    09-29-2010 12:40 am Go to last post
  8. Finish Test

    I thought I would show a pic of my finish test board. The board is ERC and finished on the left side with Epifanes Marine Varnish and on the right...

    Started by Cody Colston, 09-23-2010 12:18 am
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    09-24-2010 6:53 pm Go to last post
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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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    09-05-2010 4:45 pm Go to last post
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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

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