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Traditional Finishing Techniques (The New Best of Fine Woodworking Series)

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Traditional Finishing Techniques offers a variety of ways to complete this critical step, including surface preparation. From the editors of Fine Woodworking-the dream team of woodworking professionals-this is the ultimate visual reference for woodworkers of every skill level.

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Overview

Traditional Finishing Techniques offers a variety of ways to complete this critical step, including surface preparation. From the editors of Fine Woodworking-the dream team of woodworking professionals-this is the ultimate visual reference for woodworkers of every skill level.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561587339
  • Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/9/2004
  • Series: New Best of Fine Woodworking Series
  • Pages: 154
  • Product dimensions: 8.52 (w) x 10.84 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author

Fine Woodworking has been publishing the best woodworking information for small shop woodworkers since 1975.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 2
Section 1 Surface Preparation
Making Sense of Sandpaper 4
Sanding in Stages 10
Surface Prep: Why Sanding Isn't Enough 18
Section 2 Coloring Wood
Mix Your Own Oil Stains 22
Glazes and Toners Add Color and Depth 26
Dry Brushing Wood Stains 32
Fuming With Ammonia 37
How to Match a Finish 42
Section 3 Oil Finishes
A True Oil Finish 47
A Hand-Rubbed Oil Finish 50
An Easy, Durable Finish 55
Section 4 Varnish
Choosing and Using Brushes 60
Making a Case for Varnish 68
Oil-Varnish Mixture Is Durable, Easy to Apply 74
Wiped-On Varnish 80
A No-Brainer Varnish Technique 87
Section 5 Padding and French Polishing
Padding Lacquer 91
Padding On Shellac 96
A Traditional French Polish 101
Section 6 Special Effects
A Short Course in Gilding 109
Milk Paint 114
Three Finishes for Bird's-Eye Maple 120
Creating an Antique Painted Finish 125
Finishing Mahogany 129
Making Wood Look Old 136
Section 7 Restoring Finishes
Repairing a Worn Finish Without Refinishing 141
Burning In Invisible Repairs 144
Credits 150
Index 151
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