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  1. Wood Finishing
    Hi Gang! Been a while. I’m looking for a product recommendation for oiling a newer outdoor table constructed from Acacia wood. My understanding is a pigmented product will keep it from turning grey. So what’s best? Tung, BLO, etc? Also, from a cursory look, I’m not finding oil products that are...
  2. Wood Finishing
    What is everyone’s go to oils, waxes, and conditioners for finishing your cutting boards? Also where do you get yours? Do you buy in bulk? Thanks in advance!!
  3. Wood Finishing
    Hi All, I recently purchased a Moppe chest from Ikea (the small 6 drawer chest made out of birch plywood). I am planning to finish this with only polyurethane, essentially to improve the durability and decrease the chance of the wood splintering. I recently went to home depot and was told that...
  4. Wood Finishing
    Hi! I have a very old table that I know virtually nothing about but it is starting to splinter along the bottom edges of the top. It wasn’t well cared for for at least a decade and oiling made a huge difference because it was very dry, but it didn’t help the splinters. I’m not sure how it is...
  5. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi there, new to this forum (and woodworking). I stripped and sanded a table that was previously stained and finished. I’m pretty happy with the result, but there are some dark blotches and I’m wondering if there’s any way to get rid of them. I sanded it all down pretty thoroughly & tried some...
  6. Wood Finishing
    Hi. So I've been working on this mid-century table for a friend who has already paid me to refinish it for a client who is already interested in buying. I have refinished other projects for him before and they have turned out great. I am newer to woodworking, but know the basics. However, I...
  7. Wood Finishing
    I am hoping someone on this forum may be able to advise me on how to go about removing the stain from my wood flooring. I live in an apartment in NYC and I was testing different methods to clean my outdoor cushions. I lay a tarp down in my living and begin cleaning the cushion with an oxiclean...
  8. Wood Finishing
    I was doing some internet research and found this webpage, titled "Preserving and Restoring Furniture Coatings" from the Museum Conservation Institute at the Smithsonian: https://www.si.edu/mci/english/learn_more/taking_care/coatings.html This is an incredibly detailed, thorough review of...
  9. Power Tools & Machinery
    I just replaced the base on my Makita finishing sander after breaking the old one. However, now that I'm trying it again, it seems louder than before, and less subjectively another problem I expected the new base to solve is still present: as soon as I turn it on and place it on the wood, the...
  10. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hey group, I have a problem where I messed up a calculation and now have to fix my error. I am creating a 54” round table (first one like this) where the outside is a 3” ring with a designed inlay. I created the octagon and cut the circles with my router and a circle cutting jig. However, I...
  11. Wood Finishing
    Hello, What's a good, durable finish for an interior door? I heard good things about Waterlox. Are they any good? I assume natural brushes are best, right? How many covers would you suggest? Thanks. P.S. Specific products would be best.
  12. Wood Finishing
    Ahem, I am working on making a very simple replacement table top for an antique sewing machine. I have used boiled linseed oil for previous projects because a friend who happens to be a woodworking professional told me that it was a really great finish for most woods. I am now attempting to...
  13. Wood Finishing
    So I'm still a beginner in my wood working journey, and have used mostly pine boards from the hardware store or old pallet wood for all my projects, until now. I wanted to make a sleek, modern computer desk for my husband, and was ready for some more interesting piece of wood. The plan is for a...
  14. Wood Finishing
    I have some Walnut veneered plywood which we need to finish. - see pictures - (so yes, not much ability to sand down) I'm looking to get a finish similar to the one shown in the picture. I've seen this video on finishing walnut which recommends to: 1. Dye the wood 2. Apply Sanding Sealer 3...
  15. General Woodworking Discussion
    I am building a black walnut dining table and am bouncing around as to the best way to finish it. I want the dark color to not fade or yellow over time, and I want the top to be durable and able to withstand every day use in a family environment. My current thought is to use Behlen Solar-Lux...
  16. Wood Finishing
    Hi, I'm looking for recommendations on buying a spray gun. I'm hobbyist and plan to use the gun with 1.5 HP, 5 Gallon tank compressor. I don't mind spending around $300 on a good quality gun that I will keep for ever. As a first project I was going to finish base board with clear coat of oil...
  17. Wood Finishing
    This is my first post. I am a DIY with a little experience in woodworking and a little experience in traditional oil stain and varnish, but no real success with polyurethane and such. I appreciate being here. I just finished a big kitchen cabinet project of mahogany, and I do not want to...
  18. Wood Finishing
    I'm making a dining room table out of doug fir and I'm trying to figure out the best way to protect the wood, if anything. I stained the whole thing first and then painted over it. Normally the paint would be all I would need, however I was going for that distressed, old worn look so I used my...
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