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Forum topic by wwbob posted 08-05-2010 07:21 AM 1066 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-05-2010 07:21 AM

Topic tags/keywords: finishing books

All my prior projects of red oak and alder have been finished with oil stain and polyurethane. I would like to learn other finishes for my next project, a red oak cradle.

I’m looking for some reference books to help me begin a new finishing technique. At this point I’m not really smart enough to ask good questions. After processing a couple of books. I’ll be back with some tough questions.


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#1 posted 08-05-2010 07:52 AM

Check out Charles Neil. He’s on this site. made DVDs that are supposed to be the last word on finishing. They are on my get list one of these days :-)

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#2 posted 08-05-2010 08:16 AM

This thread has a Book reference HERE

Woodcraft has a lot of books and DVDs for sale as well as Rockler.

There is all kinds of threads on here about finishing, do a search and read up on them here too. has a good video on oils and varnishes. HERE

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#3 posted 08-05-2010 12:34 PM

In addition to Charles Neil’s DVDs that Bob recommended, I would also suggest that you take a look at Bob Flexner's and Jeff Jewitt's books.

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#4 posted 08-05-2010 03:57 PM

The Wood Whisper also has a book and info on finish Like a Pro as well.

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