The New Wood Finishing Book

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Anyone who finishes wood will want to own the updated and completely revised version of the highly acclaimed Wood Finishing Book. With new, full-color photos and design, expanded information, and updates on technological advances in finishing, it's a must have reference.

The focus is on finishes that amateur woodworkers and finishers use — not fussy, unattainable finishes.

The author demystifies the art and science of finishing with clear and ...

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Overview

Anyone who finishes wood will want to own the updated and completely revised version of the highly acclaimed Wood Finishing Book. With new, full-color photos and design, expanded information, and updates on technological advances in finishing, it's a must have reference.

The focus is on finishes that amateur woodworkers and finishers use — not fussy, unattainable finishes.

The author demystifies the art and science of finishing with clear and up-to-date information, including coverage of spray finishing and the new generation of water-based finishes. Insightful Q&As provide answers to the most common finishing questions. Amusing "Finishing Tales" show the lighter side of finishing challenges. The original book is considered the definitive resource on finishing. And this new edition is even better.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561582990
  • Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/1999
  • Edition description: Revised ed.
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 971,002
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Dresdner is a nationally known finishing expert with more than 20 years' experience in the field. The author of The Woodfinishing Book and The New Woodfinishing Book, he teaches and writes on the subject for American Woodworker and other woodworking magazines. He lives in Puyallup, Wash.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Choosing a Finish 2
What Is a Finish? 2
How Finishes Work 3
How to Choose the Right Finish 8
Tools of the Trade 20
Safety Equipment 20
Application Tools 22
Other Tools 37
Stripping 43
Which Method to Use? 43
Choosing a Stripper 44
Taking It Off 51
Removing Old Stain 58
Preparing the Wood 62
Fixing Dents and Gouges 62
Sanding 66
Raising the Grain 75
Coloring Wood 77
What Is Stain? 77
Commercial Stains 83
Specialty Stains 84
Sealer, Primer, and Filler 101
Sealer 102
Primer 106
Pore Filler 109
Applying the Finish 117
Where to Finish 117
When to Finish 121
Applying Finishes by Rag 123
Applying Finishes by Brush or Paint Pad 128
Applying Finishes by Spray Gun 132
Repairing Damage 146
Removing Excess Materials 146
Filling Voids 150
Touchup 155
Rubbing Out the Finish 160
What Is Rubbing? 161
Rubbing and Polishing Materials 166
For a Satin Finish 167
For a Gloss Finish 170
Machine Polishing 173
Resources 175
Glossary 176
Index 180
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