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UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Traditional Finishing Techniques from the New Best of Fine Woodworking

comments (37) August 29th, 2010 in blogs

BetsyE Betsy Engel, contributor
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Traditional Finishing Techniques from the New Best of Fine Woodworking
Taunton Press, 2004.
$17.95; 154 pp.

Traditional Finishing Techniques (from the New Best of Fine Woodworking) is a collection of articles from Fine Woodworking magazine that might help you with your next finishing project. The book is broken into sections and begins by covering surface preparation and coloring wood. It moves on to oil finishes, varnish, and padding and French polishing. Finally the book touches upon some special effects, such as gilding, and restoring finishes.

A winner has been chosen. Hodgie73 is the lucky one. His comment was chosen at random.

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Comments (37)

Dean7 Dean7 writes: Sounds like a good book. I'm at the finish line.
Posted: 12:26 pm on September 6th

TedFurlong TedFurlong writes: Count me in! I have several cabinets to finish
Posted: 9:50 pm on September 4th

acs_bklyn acs_bklyn writes: great giveaway. thanks.
Posted: 1:46 pm on September 2nd

genethehat genethehat writes: Pick me
Posted: 1:37 am on September 2nd

JamesGroleau JamesGroleau writes: Starting my kitchen. This would be great. Thanks!
Posted: 7:22 am on September 1st

El_Abuelito El_Abuelito writes: I am having trouble the stain finish on my woodworking project. I could use the book to learn the right techniques. So far what I found on line has been limited.
Posted: 3:59 pm on August 31st

retired chief retired chief writes: We should never be without a good book..especially one as good as this one appears to be.
Posted: 3:36 pm on August 31st

highpro highpro writes: I'm game. Can't finish a project without it!
Posted: 1:32 pm on August 31st

ChickwithDrill ChickwithDrill writes: gimmee gimmee
Posted: 7:54 am on August 31st

ChickwithDrill ChickwithDrill writes: gimmee gimmee
Posted: 7:54 am on August 31st

ChickwithDrill ChickwithDrill writes: gimmee gimmee
Posted: 7:54 am on August 31st

jem4752 jem4752 writes: I am sure this is a great book, full of lots of information on finishing. Would love to win it.
Posted: 8:08 pm on August 30th

Water_Doc Water_Doc writes: This would be a great book to have... I can always use help finishing.
Posted: 2:57 pm on August 30th

RichAM RichAM writes: I certainly could use the knowledge, count me in...
Posted: 1:13 pm on August 30th

madjah madjah writes: I am a begining woodworker and any information I can gather will help me with my future in woodworking.Please consider me
Thank You, Eric S.
Posted: 12:02 pm on August 30th

Eenmijay Eenmijay writes: What I don't know about finishing would fill a book twice this size. Consider me in the running.
Posted: 11:54 am on August 30th

beckm75 beckm75 writes: I'm a novice woodworker, and this book would go a long way in helping me learn proper technique.
Posted: 11:43 am on August 30th

kevmc_Samm kevmc_Samm writes: Looks like a great book.
Posted: 11:42 am on August 30th

GraceAndGrain GraceAndGrain writes: I'm always collecting and reading new books to assist in my woodworking adventures.
Posted: 11:21 am on August 30th

Boerderij_Kabouter Boerderij_Kabouter writes: I would love to win this book!
Posted: 10:59 am on August 30th

JLYoung JLYoung writes: I can always use some help in figuring out the mysteries of finishing. Count me in
Posted: 10:56 am on August 30th

ThreeJs ThreeJs writes: Free is good.
Posted: 10:38 am on August 30th

Hyrum Hyrum writes: I have always loved Fine Woodworking magazine so books recommended by them have a great reference value. I can never learn enough about building or finishing; both have their intricacies. I am really only comfortable with poly or Danish oil finishes so any help would be greatly appreciated. With money really tight these days, "free" is an attention grabber!
Posted: 10:33 am on August 30th

Croc Croc writes: I could sure use it! Maybe I wouldn't hate finishing so bad if I knew what I was doing.
Posted: 8:50 am on August 30th

Richardsdesignco Richardsdesignco writes: More information on finishing is always needed. To Learn new or brush up on old ideas and methods that we may have forgotten or become lax with.
Posted: 8:15 am on August 30th

salamanderseth salamanderseth writes: I have a problem finishing what I start, so I think this book may help.
Posted: 8:01 am on August 30th

tmu tmu writes: Another great give away. I never got the Kreg jig I won, so maybe I could win this and not get it.
Posted: 7:39 am on August 30th

B_A_M B_A_M writes: I am pretty new to woodworking and I have gotten less than optimum results on the finishing stages of my projects. Any help I could get would be appreciated I think I need to do some serious research. My problems are uneven look, brush marks, (then I sand them with real fine sandpaper and we are back to uneven) I guess practice makes perfect.
Posted: 3:29 am on August 30th

Lori K Lori K writes: I would love to win this book. I really struggle with finishing, so I buy/search/read as much info as I can on the subject. Somehow I always end up with a very basic poly finish for fear of ruining my project.
By the way I believe the cover of this book is definitely an attention grabber.
Posted: 1:48 am on August 30th

hodgie73 hodgie73 writes: I would love to learn to use something besides whipe on finishes. Maybe this book could help?
Posted: 12:42 am on August 30th

jjaekley jjaekley writes: Could use some pointers on finishing.
Posted: 11:41 pm on August 29th

steve823 steve823 writes: I have been more focused on building things then finishing them so I could really use the help here.
Posted: 10:02 pm on August 29th

acornbob acornbob writes: can always use more info on good finishes
Posted: 8:23 pm on August 29th

ndreyer ndreyer writes: Looks like a great book. Thanks.
Posted: 5:07 pm on August 29th

hubiedoo517 hubiedoo517 writes: I don't have this particular title but it would make a nice addition to my Fine Woodworking series. As always Thanks for the chance to further my woodworking knowledge.

Hubert Kunnemeyer
Posted: 2:58 pm on August 29th

tonydd tonydd writes: Looks like an interesting book. I am starting a Greene and Greene project and this book would be helpful.
Posted: 2:35 pm on August 29th

grin grin writes: A free book. Wow, just in time to start my finishing project.
Posted: 1:09 pm on August 29th

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