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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. 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 12:39 am
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  2. 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 10:55 pm
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    11-20-2015 2:18 am Go to last post
  3. 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 7:43 pm
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    11-19-2015 11:56 am Go to last post
  4. 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 5:05 am
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    08-03-2015 3:26 am Go to last post
  5. 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 9:40 pm
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    07-19-2015 8:24 pm Go to last post
  6. 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 4:56 am
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    05-20-2015 4:27 am Go to last post
  7. 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 8:44 pm
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    03-06-2015 4:51 am Go to last post
  8. 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 1:37 am
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    03-02-2015 7:09 pm Go to last post
  9. 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 3:22 am
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  10. 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 3:19 pm
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    02-11-2015 3:58 pm Go to last post
  11. 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 12:45 am
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    11-17-2014 2:12 am Go to last post
  12. 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 7:32 pm
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  13. 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 1:49 am
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  14. 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 5:55 pm
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  15. 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 5:34 pm
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  16. Finishing / Sheen

    Mike brought up some very interesting points in another thread. The following applies to todays modern finishes.. Maybe it's something we all...

    Started by rrich, 07-13-2014 1:11 am
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    07-27-2014 2:35 am Go to last post
  17. Minwax Polycrylic

    I've brushed this stuff on a couple projects in the past. It seems hard enough, and after some abuse (by me), it was easy to repair. ...

    Started by deepsplinter, 06-17-2014 4:35 pm
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    07-12-2014 10:56 am Go to last post
  18. Gel Stains

    Is there an additive you can put into regular stains that will cause them to gel?

    Started by art3427, 07-03-2014 2:50 pm
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    07-10-2014 7:28 pm Go to last post
  19. any recommendations on finish sprayer?

    I keep seeing the earlex 5500.

    Started by Wisardd1, 06-11-2014 5:18 am
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  20. Runs and drips

    Typically I'll wait a day between coats of finish. I was putting finish on a small out door table and noticed that I had a big run from the day...

    Started by rrich, 05-08-2014 3:32 am
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    05-20-2014 2:03 am Go to last post

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