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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. An interesting experience

    I'm at HD trying to find a clear finish, UV resistant. The clerk is trying to assist. We're looking at Varathane something or other. He hands me a...

    Started by rrich, 03-02-2016 4:31 am
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    03-03-2016 3:44 am Go to last post
  2. UV Help

    I have a couple of oak chairs with an end table that are being ravaged by UV exposure. In reality, Helmsman just doesn't hack it. Can any of...

    Started by rrich, 03-02-2016 4:20 am
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  3. Painting

    I hate painting!

    Started by deepsplinter, 01-16-2016 11:27 pm
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  4. Seal Coat (before paint)

    I'm coming down the home stretch on my wall unit. Time to start thinking about the finish. It's going to be painted...sprayed with white latex. ...

    Started by deepsplinter, 01-08-2016 3:12 pm
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    01-10-2016 2:43 pm Go to last post
  5. finishing cedar with an oil?

    im making some picture frames using cedar an the person asked me to use an oil to finish it ( like boiled linseed). im not sure if it would be a good...

    Started by Down Yonder, 12-19-2015 5:59 am
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    12-24-2015 2:18 am Go to last post
  6. Icon5 OB Shine Juice

    For those of you that use this. What are you putting it into to keep the DNA from vaporing off? BTW, for those that have no idea what I'm...

    Started by SDB777, 05-20-2014 1:39 am
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  7. More gloss on NC Lacquer than Rotenstone?

    Hey fellas, So today on the guitar build, I rubbed out the lacquer up to Rottenstone aiming for a pretty shiny finish. What I have is smooth and...

    Started by Beamer, 08-23-2015 11:55 pm
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    11-20-2015 3:18 am Go to last post
  8. A VOX amp inspired keychain holder

    This was a goofy little project I tinkered with this week. The amp design was done in Inkscape and then the tool paths were designed in Jscut. I've...

    Started by Dan, 10-03-2015 8:43 pm
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    11-19-2015 12:56 pm Go to last post
  9. I am trying a new finishing scedule for a Teak Patio set

    I have had a high quality Teak Patio set for about 20 years. I have had it refinished twice. The first time it cost me about $750. The second time...

    Started by Wisardd1, 07-11-2015 6:05 am
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  10. what I have learned about strippers

    Man, they are expensive! All kidding aside: Jasco is the best and the nastiest. Here is my formula that works pretty darn good. Apply a nice...

    Started by Wisardd1, 07-18-2015 10:40 pm
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  11. CARB does it again

    All of my fellow forum friends in California are due for a most unpleasant surprise. Both Mineral Spirits (a.k.a. Paint Thinner) and Lacquer...

    Started by rrich, 05-13-2015 5:56 am
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    05-20-2015 5:27 am Go to last post
  12. Fuming Red Oak

    Anyone here ever fumed Red Oak? I have a project in progress using QSRO and I'm considering fuming as it's an English A&C inspired piece. I know...

    Started by Cody Colston, 03-04-2015 9:44 pm
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    03-06-2015 5:51 am Go to last post
  13. what causes sweating in an oil finish

    Sweating is the clear drops that sometime form after an oil poly finish is applied. Where is sawduster when you need him?

    Started by Wisardd1, 03-02-2015 2:37 am
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    03-02-2015 8:09 pm Go to last post
  14. Mixol - opinions?

    So I'm starting to think about the finish for my guitar project. It needs to be red. REALLY red - but allow the grain of the awesome quilted maple...

    Started by Beamer, 02-11-2015 4:22 am
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  15. Glazing - finally

    I know I have been talking about Glazing since early in 2011 I have done come glazing with paint - the concept is similar. NOW - I am finally...

    Started by Leo Voisine, 02-08-2015 4:19 pm
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  16. Planter Interior Square Feet?

    How do I calculate how much finish I'll need for the interior of a planter? Mine is roughly 2' wide x 4' long x 15" deep. I'll be using a...

    Started by Tony, 11-16-2014 1:45 am
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    11-17-2014 3:12 am Go to last post
  17. Tool Review: Harbor Freight HVLP Sprayer Stand

    I recently bought a HF HVLP spray gun at the suggestion of several on this forum to spray latex onto a island/prep table I've been making. I also...

    Started by Johnboy, 11-09-2014 8:32 pm
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  18. Shellac vs dewaxed shellac

    Had a customer come into the hardware store where I work and ask for some dewaxed shellac. No ones in the store had heard of it before. Iíve heard...

    Started by Monty, 11-08-2014 2:49 am
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  19. Piano Finish on a Piano...

    I acquired - for free- a hundred-year old player piano that was destined for the junkyard from my neighbor. I mentioned that I was looking for a...

    Started by rionm, 09-29-2014 6:55 pm
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    10-01-2014 5:02 pm Go to last post
  20. HVLP Spray Systems

    In the latest issue of FWW, Teri Masaschi tested 14 compact HVLP turbine spray systems. I've seen a few queries about HVLP and thought I would post...

    Started by Cody Colston, 08-25-2014 6:34 pm
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