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Brightwork : the art of finishing wood
Wittman, Rebecca J.
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Publication Information:
Camden, Me. : International Marine Pub. Co., [1990]

Physical Description:
x, 183 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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VM322 .W57 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Table of Contents

Preface: How to use this book
Part 1 An Introduction
Chapter 1 The Heart of It: Making a commitment
Chapter 2 Sad and Sorry Brightwork: A cautionary note for new boatowners
Chapter 3 Choosing Finishes: Understanding your woods and how to dress them
Chapter 4 About Varnish: The history of varnish, and how it is made Part Two: The Refinishing Program
Chapter 5 The Yacht Refinishing Commandments: A basic set of precepts for the dedicated refinisher
Chapter 6 Organizing Your Brightwork Thoughts: Planning the work, reading the weather, shopping for what you'll need, and preparing the boat
Chapter 7 Stripping Old Finishes: Bleaching off oil finishes, and using heat guns, chemical strippers, scraping, and sanding to remove old varnish
Chapter 8 Intermediate Prep Work: Sanding stripped wood, bleaching out stains, cleaning the surfaces
Chapter 9 The Varnishing Prelude: Pastewood fillers, stains, and sealers
Chapter 10 Oiling: As an exterior or interior finish, and as a method of sealing wood before varnishing
Chapter 11 Varnishing: Instructions for interior and exterior varnishing, varnishing failures and their causes
Chapter 12 Maintaining and Repairing Varnish: Protecting your beautiful finish, setting up a maintenance schedule, the varnish first-aid kit, determining when to refresh and when to strip again
Chapter 13 Two Special Brightwork Projects: Spars and cabin soles
Chapter 14 Rescuing Teak Decks: How to bring them back to life
Chapter 15 Dockside Refinishing Etiquette: Rules for getting along on the dock Part Three: Tools and Materials
Chapter 16 Tools: What works best for the job
Chapter 17 Materials: Stocking up on what you'll need, with recommendations for the best products
Appendix I Safety for the Refinisher: How to ensure your own safety, and that of the environment
Appendix II The Brightwork Refinisher's Dictionary: From "abrasive" to "Ziploc"
Conclusion: A Brightwork Junkie's Philosophy
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