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Title:
The new wood finishing book
Author:
Dresdner, Michael M.
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Edition:
Completely updated and revised.
Publication Information:
Newtown, CT : Taunton Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
183 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9781561582990
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

With new, full-color photos and design, expanded information, and updates on technological advances in finishing, The New Wood Finishing Book is a must-have reference.

If you finish wood, youll want to own the updated and completely revised version of the highly acclaimed The Woodfinishing Book. Michael Dresdner, a nationally known finishing expert with over 20 years of experience in the field, focuses on finishes that amateur woodworkers and finishers use -- not fussy, unattainable finishes. He successfully 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, and amusing "finishing tales" show the lighter side of finishing challenges. The original book is considered the definitive resource on finishing. But this new edition is even better.


Author Notes

Michael Dresdner is a nationally known finishing expert with over 20 years' experience in the field. He teaches and writes on finishing for American Woodworker and other woodworking magazines and is the founder of an online finishing chat group.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Choosing a Finishp. 2
What Is a Finish?p. 2
How Finishes Workp. 3
How to Choose the Right Finishp. 8
Tools of the Tradep. 20
Safety Equipmentp. 20
Application Toolsp. 22
Other Toolsp. 37
Strippingp. 43
Which Method to Use?p. 43
Choosing a Stripperp. 44
Taking It Offp. 51
Removing Old Stainp. 58
Preparing the Woodp. 62
Fixing Dents and Gougesp. 62
Sandingp. 66
Raising the Grainp. 75
Coloring Woodp. 77
What Is Stain?p. 77
Commercial Stainsp. 83
Specialty Stainsp. 84
Sealer, Primer, and Fillerp. 101
Sealerp. 102
Primerp. 106
Pore Fillerp. 109
Applying the Finishp. 117
Where to Finishp. 117
When to Finishp. 121
Applying Finishes by Ragp. 123
Applying Finishes by Brush or Paint Padp. 128
Applying Finishes by Spray Gunp. 132
Repairing Damagep. 146
Removing Excess Materialsp. 146
Filling Voidsp. 150
Touchupp. 155
Rubbing Out the Finishp. 160
What Is Rubbing?p. 161
Rubbing and Polishing Materialsp. 166
For a Satin Finishp. 167
For a Gloss Finishp. 170
Machine Polishingp. 173
Resourcesp. 175
Glossaryp. 176
Indexp. 180