Ditto, I'll also add Jewett's 2004 book:
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I have both, and give the slight nod to Jewitt for updated
information, especially about water base materials.
On Fri, 14 Jan 2005 19:08:06 -0500, "Alexander Galkin"
Some recommendations and reviews are here:
A friend will bail you out of jail, but a true friend will be sitting next to you,
"That was ****ing awesome!".
On Fri, 14 Jan 2005 19:08:06 -0500, the inscrutable "Alexander Galkin"
In this order:
"Hand-Applied Finishes" by Jeff Jewitt. (best all-around)
"Understanding Wood Finishing" by Bob Flexner. (best technical)
"Woodfinishing Book" by Michael Dresdner. (worst photography, but
there is a new--titled "New WF Book"--copy out which I haven't seen.)
"Spray Finishing" by Andy Charron (also "waterborne finishes")
I haven't seen Frank Klausz' finishing book, but I know he loves
Waterlox on Cherry and I'm sure the book is a good one.
My suggestion: Get some Waterlox and give it a try. Once you get a
good finish with that, you can experiment with other, more picky
finishes. But this one can't be beat.
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