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  1. Wood Finishing
    Well, like the title says I'm going to be re-finishing a maple drum. So I got a ton of questions because I've never done any kind of wood work. So my first question: I have to sand off lacquer and I wanted to know what grit of sand paper do I need? As in one grit to get the paint of quickly...
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    Hi, This is my first project so I apologize in advance if I am not using the right lingo! I want to take my two dressers from a golden brown to a dark chocolate brown. I sanded the original stain off using 120, 150, 180, 220 grit sandpaper with a sanding block and by hand. I used Rustoleum...
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    I am hoping someone could give some advice on clear coating various types of wood such as maple, alder, and mahogany that have had thin copper inlays added to them. The inlays are very thin and the wood has been routed so they sit flush with the wood's surface. I am hoping there is a product...
  4. Wood Finishing
    I am looking for a clear or light amber transparent interior wood finish that is tough, abrasion-resistant, and levels out well when applied with a brush. Durability and brushability are most important. I’m interested in what other people are using and why you prefer that product instead of...
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    Looking for help finishing a shelf I just made for my wife. Its all mahogany and stained with minwax english chestnut. I really like the way its turned out and how it looks now that the stains set, but need some advice on what to finish it with. Will water based polyurethane work fine? Do I...
  6. Wood Finishing
    I made a small simple box as a crafting project. Right now it sits 5x5x5, and is unfinished cheap light porous wood. My goal is to paint it a solid color, then apply a somewhat detailed image I found online, then finish it with some sort of gloss to protect the image/paint. I know NOTHING about...
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