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Dick Snyder
 
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Default Looking for good book on wood finishing

I am looking for a good book to read on wood finishing. I am not trying to
make exotic things that require years of experience. Maybe an example will
help. I made a dresser this winter from oak plywood. I stained it with
Minwax Golden Oak and then put on three coats of low gloss poly to seal it.
I don't like how it looks. The stain brought out the grain too much. I
should have probably appplied some kind of a wood filler something first.

In any case, that is the kind of thing I would like to read about for now -
call it Wood Finishing 101. Do you have any recommendations for me?

TIA.

Dick Snyder


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Think I can recommend this book...

http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.a...3D1,190,43047=


Understanding Wood Finishing

Understanding Wood Finishing - Woodworking
by Bob Flexner


It seems to answer a lot of the questions that come up here.


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things like BLO and Polymerized Tung oil... Geez no better than wipe on=20
poly -- grin

Polyurethane works great over stained cherry. G

Just duck if you mention here that you did so...


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"Dick Snyder" wrote in
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In any case, that is the kind of thing I would like to read about for
now - call it Wood Finishing 101. Do you have any recommendations for
me?


Start with almost anything by Michael Dresdner, Jeff Jewitt or Bob Flexner.
Then read something by one of the others.

A library should do. Anything published in the last ten years will give
you a good start.

Patriarch
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"WillR" wrote in message
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Understanding Wood Finishing - Woodworking
by Bob Flexner

I second that motion!

Bob


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Start with almost anything by Michael Dresdner, Jeff Jewitt or Bob

Flexner.
Then read something by one of the others.

A library should do. Anything published in the last ten years will give
you a good start.

Patriarch


I disagree *slightly* :-)

I own the suggested Flexner book. It is not a book that you want to borrow.
At $20, it is a book that you should own. It is the sort of book that you
will want to "go back and re-read the section on shellac" when you get the
hankering to try french polish, or whatever.

-Steve




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Sounds like words from another that has BTDT. Same applies to Tage
Frid Teaches Woodworking Books 1&2 for me. Was amazed at what I
missed the first couple of times!

On Mon, 1 Aug 2005 12:00:49 -0400, "Stephen M"
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Start with almost anything by Michael Dresdner, Jeff Jewitt or Bob

Flexner.
Then read something by one of the others.

A library should do. Anything published in the last ten years will give
you a good start.

Patriarch


I disagree *slightly* :-)

I own the suggested Flexner book. It is not a book that you want to borrow.
At $20, it is a book that you should own. It is the sort of book that you
will want to "go back and re-read the section on shellac" when you get the
hankering to try french polish, or whatever.

-Steve


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On Sun, 31 Jul 2005 19:50:37 -0400, the opaque "Dick Snyder"
clearly wrote:

I am looking for a good book to read on wood finishing. I am not trying to
make exotic things that require years of experience. Maybe an example will
help. I made a dresser this winter from oak plywood. I stained it with
Minwax Golden Oak and then put on three coats of low gloss poly to seal it.
I don't like how it looks. The stain brought out the grain too much. I
should have probably appplied some kind of a wood filler something first.

In any case, that is the kind of thing I would like to read about for now -
call it Wood Finishing 101. Do you have any recommendations for me?


Jeff Jewitt's "Hand Applied Finishes" is all the finishing book most
folks will ever need.


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Our local library system has one book by Flexner (Understanding
Woodfinishing), two by Jewitt, and one by Dresdner. I will borrow them
(thanks for the idea Patriarch) and see which I want to buy. Sounds like I
really can't go wrong with any of them.

Thanks for all your help. This newsgroup is excellent.

Dick Snyder


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I am looking for a good book to read on wood finishing. I am not trying to
make exotic things that require years of experience. Maybe an example will
help. I made a dresser this winter from oak plywood. I stained it with
Minwax Golden Oak and then put on three coats of low gloss poly to seal it.
I don't like how it looks. The stain brought out the grain too much. I
should have probably appplied some kind of a wood filler something first.

In any case, that is the kind of thing I would like to read about for
now - call it Wood Finishing 101. Do you have any recommendations for me?

TIA.

Dick Snyder



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On Mon, 01 Aug 2005 14:03:30 -0700, Larry Jaques
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On Sun, 31 Jul 2005 19:50:37 -0400, the opaque "Dick Snyder"
clearly wrote:

I am looking for a good book to read on wood finishing. I am not trying to
make exotic things that require years of experience. Maybe an example will
help. I made a dresser this winter from oak plywood. I stained it with
Minwax Golden Oak and then put on three coats of low gloss poly to seal it.
I don't like how it looks. The stain brought out the grain too much. I
should have probably appplied some kind of a wood filler something first.

In any case, that is the kind of thing I would like to read about for now -
call it Wood Finishing 101. Do you have any recommendations for me?


Jeff Jewitt's "Hand Applied Finishes" is all the finishing book most
folks will ever need.


I agree, it's good, but I also get a lot of good info out of "Classic
Finishing Techniques" by Sam Allen. ISBN 0 8069 0513 1

Barry Lennox
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