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Finishing Guides

I've been woodworking for about 8 years now and consider myself to be just one notch above a beginner. But clearly my weakest link is wood finishing. Can anyone recommend a book on finishing that is easy to understand and follow, user-friendly, and with plenty of pictorial aids which I might benefit from.

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There are really two I consider "tops" and recommended them to the students I taught.

One is Bob Flexner's Understanding Wood Finishing.

The second is Jeff Jewitt's Taunton Complete Illustrated Guide to Finishing.

Both are excellent and redundant. I recommend getting both. Amazon will have them.

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What Howie said.... Flexner's book is a little easier to read...I read it much like a novel. Jewitt's book has basically the same info in a very different arrangement, his book makes a great reference when you need to look something up. Every hobby shop should have a copy of one or the other (or both).

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