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  1. Wood Finishing
    Hey guys! So, I recently refinished an antique ice box. It took forever because I’ve never done anything like this before. Anyways, on the inside of the ice box I painted it with a latex eggshell paint. I think it was 3-4 coats. Then after it was completely dry I applied 3 layers of Minwax...
  2. General Woodworking Discussion
    I'm not a woodworker by any means but I've consulted this forum when I have questions in past so I'm hoping for some help. I renovated some closets in December of 2020 in our 1920s home and fabricated new shelving for them. For some closets, I used pine that I ended up painting and, in other...
  3. Wood Finishing
    Hello friends.......I have a 36" round , wood table top that I have applied oil based Minwax stain on and I'am applying Oil Based Minwax fast drying Polyurethane , clear semi-gloss on for the top coat. I am using a 4 inch foam applicator to brush on the polyurethane. I have now applied 3 coats...
  4. General Woodworking Discussion
    Perhaps the one thing, as woodworkers, we all make is.........mistakes--especially this relative beginner. I have several lengths of 1 X 3 wood (by 3/4" thickness) with a hole drilled near, but off its mark near the center of this (actual, as opposed to nominal) 2.5" width. The hole is drilled...
  5. Wood Finishing
    We're prepping to stain mountains of hemlock for trim. Because our house is built to passive standard (read: air tight) we intended to use water-based stain. After applying the pre-stain conditioner strictly according to the directions on the can and Minwax website, we applied the stain — again...
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