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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 Tauntons 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 dont have to drop whatever tools are in hand to flip a page. Well paced and comprehensive, Jewitts book is a valuable resource for neophytes and pros alike.
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Jeff Jewitt is the author of Hand-Applied Finishes and Great Wood Finishes. He lives in Cleveland.
It may not be very good for beginners, but difenitely a must buy if you already have some prior exprience.Published 7 months ago by Jim Fraize
Wonderful reference book.
A few step by step (start to finish) examples would've been for some of the more compicated finishing techniques. Read more
This book guides you very well in the "how", but is daunting when you need to figure out "when". Read morePublished 9 months ago by Skyline
all Tauntons books are great. They are a for sure great buy. I have all of them in my library. Well put together and illustrated. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Donna Hart