|Forum topic by Echofive||posted 08-04-2010 10:08 AM||964 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
08-04-2010 10:08 AM
My projects have gotten to the point where if I want them to start turning out like I see them in my mind’s eye, I need to learn finishing more than just sanding, steel wool, stain, and poly.
After reading about 50 forums (no lie), I went with the general idea to buy Bob Flexner’s Understanding Wood Finishing. It’s the same price, when not on sale, at both Rockler and Woodcraft. I’m about halfway through it, and I’m blown away how well it’s written, and how informative it is. Excellent pictures, excellent descriptions and tutorials, easy to understand charts and tables. Very very impressed.
The problem comes in that now I am armed with a wealth of knowledge, and it’s almost overload. I’m no closer to finishing my 2 biggest current projects than I was 6 months ago. I’m opening this thread because I assure you, there will be questions.
Regardless… beginner, intermediate, or advanced, this book is a gold mine. I just wish it came in hardback. Hmmmm…. maybe I’ll make a hardback cover…
-- Chip, Virginia