Throw away those expensive gimmicks and learn how the pros get a perfect finish every time. This practical new book filled with shop-tested advice from the craftsman contributors at American Woodworker magazine will show you how. Inside you'll find a wealth of expert guidance for choosing, preparing and applying flawless finishes, with easy-to-follow instructions and more than 300 workshop photographs that illustrate every step. Learn how to use and clean a fine finishing brush, when to brush and when to wipe, and how to get a beautiful surface without the tedious labor of rubbing out. You'll find reliable advice for matching colors, making nondescript woods look great, and applying a glaze coat. A special section covers reviving damaged finishes, erasing water damage, and-when all else fails-stripping off the old finish and starting over.Technical Details:Learn to choose and apply flawless finishes.More than 300 workshop photographs144 pagesSoftcover
Finish: Antique English Base Material: BRASSLength: 4-1/2 InchesWidth: 7/16 InchProjection: 1-3/8 InchesCenter to Center Hole Spacing: 4 inchesBase Diameter: 7/16 InchMachine Screw Thread Size: 8-32Screw Length: 1 InchPilot Hole Size: 3/16 InchScrews are includedWarranty: Lifetime
This industrial-grade tool is essential for laying out circles, curves and for scribing cabinets to an irregular wall surface. Two huge wings spread out up to 10-1/2" for a maximum circle diameter of 21", and close down completely to scribe even the smallest sliver for cabinetry installation. Solid steel. Knurled locking nut holds your setting tight, while the powder-coated finish keeps it looking sharp for years.
A rich, coffee colored wood with veins of caramel, Wenge's striking contrast makes it an excellent accent wood for small, decorative items. The wood is extremely dense and durable. You won't have to worry about chipout, which is difficult to prevent when planing thin stock. Thin boards are ideal for edging, veneering, inlay, marquetry, sides for decorative boxes, bending stock, bent laminations and whatever else your imagination can dream up!Native to: Forests of Zaire, Cameroon, Gabon, southern Tanzania, Mozambique and the Congo.Tree: Medium sized, may reach a height of 50 to 60 feet, with a trunk diameter of 30 to 36 inches.Sapwood: Pale yellow or white, clearly differentiated from the heartwood.Heartwood: Dark brown to black, with fine, very dark veins and pale lines. Fantastic contrast. Color variation between boards is reported to be moderate.Light and Air-Induced Changes: Exposure lightens the dark color of the wood, and lumber can be intentionally left in the sun to lighten the color.Grain: Fairly straight.Texture: Medium to coarse. Luster: Low.Movement: Fairly stable.Natural Durability: Heartwood is quite durable and resistant to termites. High weather resistance makes Wenge an option for some exterior applications.Working characteristics: Responds well to machine and hand tools, provided they are sharp. Because of the natural resins in the wood, special care must be taken in gluing and finishing operations. Strength: Varies with density. Bending strength is generally very high. Compressive strength parallel to the grain is exceptionally high. It is moderately hard and resistant to marring. High weight and density.