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Taunton's complete illustrated guide to finishing
Jewitt, Jeff.
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Publication Information:
Newtown, CT : Taunton Press ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, [2004]

Physical Description:
294 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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TT199.4 .J48 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
TT199.4 .J48 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
TT199.4 .J48 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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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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Publisher's Weekly Review

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 give even the most amateur aspirant a shot at sophisticated wood finishing effects. Jewitt, a Cleveland-based refinisher who runs his own business, is the veteran of two previous books, Hand-Applied Finishes and Great Wood Finishes. Here, he uses his expertise to introduce would-be home finishers to everything from the right brushes and spray guns ("conventional" v. "HVLP," or High Volume Low Pressure), to the proper techniques for sanding molded edges by hand, to the difference between glazing and toning. The book is intelligently laid out: no page is ever too busy, but each spread contains enough information to take readers through a full step of a process so that they don't have to drop whatever tools are in hand to flip a page. Well paced and comprehensive, Jewitt's book is a valuable resource for neophytes and pros alike. (Mar.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.