Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Finishing

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Taunton Press, 2004 - Crafts & Hobbies - 294 pages
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The art of finishing is best learned with complete, visual step-by-step instructions - and that is exactly what Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Finishing offers you. Detailed process photography demystifies the process of finishing -- and you'll get the finish you want for all your projects.

Jeff Jewitt, a world-renowned wood finisher, provides an in-depth coverage of tools and materials and covers all of the key processes. You'll learn about everything from surface preparation to color matching. Especially valuable is the coverage of advanced and special techniques, not usually covered in general finishing books, including detailed information on adjusting color, disguising defects, toning, glazing, spray finishing and rubbing out a finish. This comprehensive finishing reference is the most complete and detailed book on the subject - and you will find it incredibly valuable no matter what your skill level.

  • Covers all the modern and traditional techniques for coloring and finishing wood.
  • Organized for quick access, makes it easy to find each technique.
  • Features over 850 photos and drawings illustrate the methods
  • Covers sanding and surface preparation, staining and applying topcoats, and final polishing.

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With scores of color photos showing in medias res finishing work and dozens of carefully composed illustrations showing angles, strokes and tools, this latest entry in Taunton's guide series should ... Read full review


H Spray Booths 15 Storing and 17 Holding and 9 Fire
part two Surface Preparation
Flattening by dS Power Tool i Smoothing 72 Preparing
Preparation of Curved and Complex Surfaces
Preventing Repairing 97 Filling Gaps 98 Knots and 99 Disguising
HandApplying 117 Spraying 119 Dye 120 Specialty 121 Fixing Stain
Glazes Padding Stains and Toners
Applying 135 Distressing 137 Padding 138 Toners

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JEFF JEWITT has been a professional refinisher for over 30 years. He runs a finishing and refinishing business in Cleveland, Ohio, and markets his own line of finishing products. He is a frequent contributor to "Fine Woodworking "magazine and the author of several books including "Spray Finishing Made Simple, The Complete Illustrated Guide to Finishing, "and "Great Wood Finishes," and has also appeared in two award-winning videos on finishing.

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