This is the essential guide for everyone who loves to build but hates to finish. Expert finishing instructor Teri Masaschi takes the mystery out of finishing, and helps you to avoid costly and frustrating mistakes. You'll learn step-by-step as you work your way through 51 proven and easy-to-follow finishing exercises. Discover how to determine the best finish for your project, prepare wood, fix minor defects, avoid uneven results, and circumvent common wood-coloring pitfalls. Also included are 23 ''recipes'' for creating timeless looks such as deep antique cherry and nut brown mahogany. To keep things from getting too serious, you'll get a laugh from amusing anecdotes culled from the author's many years of finishing experience. If you've ever wanted the secrets to stress-free, successful finishing, this refreshing guide is a must-have for your bookshelf. Paperback. 200 pages. About the Author: Teri Masaschi is one of woodworking's premier finishing instructors. She teaches finishing techniques at woodworking schools around the United States, including the prestigious Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine, and Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, Colorado.
Finish: Brushed Nickel Base Material: ZINCProjection: 1-1/8 InchesBase Diameter: 15/16 InchKnob Diameter: 1-3/8 InchesMachine Screw Thread Size: M4Screw Length: 1-1/2 Inch BreakawayPilot Hole Size: 3/16 InchScrews are includedWarranty: Lifetime
Buying on a budget doesn't always mean a sacrifice in quality, and this Robert Sorby turning tool set proves it, offering an excellent turning set for those on a budget who still want the best. With three of the most versatile turning tools available - an 1/8" Parting Tool, a 3/8" Spindle Gouge, and a 3/4" Roughing Gouge - the kit makes an excellent starter set for beginning turners and experienced turners alike. The chisels come in a beautiful burgundy box, so it's a great gift item. The set includes the instructional DVD, "Starting Out Woodturning". All tools are made from top-quality HSS with solid ash handles and brass ferrules in Sheffield, England. Robert Sorby 830H 1/8" Parting Tool:Used to part the finished project off from the waste materialParallel sides make for a rigid tool that handles well.The 1/8" size reduces the amount of waste, vital if the timber is an expensive,exotic one.Also makes for a fine detailing tool, e.g. beads and fillets.Overall length: 13-3/4"Handle length: 8-7/8"Blade length: 4-7/8"Blade width: 1/8" x 1/2"Robert Sorby 840H 3/8" Spindle Gouge:This is a detailing tool used on between-center work, where the grain isrunning parallel to the bed bars.Used to create coves, beads and other profiles on goblets, vases and egg cups.Overall length: 16-1/2"Handle length: 10-1/8" Blade length: 6-3/8"Blade width: 3/8"Robert Sorby 843H 3/4" Roughing Gouge:Recommended for initial turning of uneven or square stock to round.Shape enables the tool to cut safely with the wings (the name given to the tipsof the side walls) well back from the workpiece.Not for use on bowl grain projects.Overall length: 18-3/4"Handle length: 6-5/8"Blade length: 12-1/8"Blade width: 1" x 5/8"