Finishes & Finishing Techniques: Professional Secrets for Simple and Beautiful Finishes from Fine Woodworking

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Taunton Press, 1999 - Crafts & Hobbies - 201 pages
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This volume will enable you to get pro-quality finishes every time. Each type of finish and technique is presented in a clear and accessible way. You'll get complete coverage of smoothing and preparing surfaces, changing the color of wood with dyes, pigments, and stains, polishing finishes to a high gloss, spray finishing, and repairing damaged finishes. Some of the finishes are just about foolproof. All finishes in Finishes & Finishing Techniques offer professional-looking results.

Includes articles on:

  • Surface preparation
  • Coloring wood
  • Hand finishing
  • Spray finishing
  • Water-based finishes
  • Special techniques

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
COLORING WOOD
27
DryBrushing Wood Stains
33
For Vibrant Color Use Wood Dyes
42
Glazes and Toners
50
Fuming with Ammonia
56
WATERBASED FINISHES
137
Using Waterborne Finishes
146
SPECIAL TECHNIQUES
155
Making Wood Look Old
162
Better Painted Furniture
172
Repairing a Worn Finish without Refinishing
178
Which Finishes Are Food Safe?
189
A Case against Finishing
195
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Fine Woodworking has been publishing the best woodworking information for small shop woodworkers since 1975.

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