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Flexner on Finishing: Odds & Ends

Four short (but crucial) finishing subjects.

By Bob Flexner
Pages: 58-60

From the October 2011 issue #192
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What follows are four concise – but important – finishing topics about which you’ve likely wondered.
1 – Metamerism
Most of us have experienced a situation where we finish a project in our shop or garage to the exact color we want, only to discover that the color isn’t right when we move the project into the house (or to a client’s location). The explanation is the phenomenon of “metamerism.” The lighting is different in the two locations.

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From the October 2011 issue #192
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Flexner on Finishing: Refinishing Furniture

Repair, strip and refinish to restore old pieces.

By Bob Flexner
Pages: 58-60

From the August 2011 issue #191
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Refinishing is a topic worthy of an entire book. In fact, restoring furniture includes all of woodworking and finishing because all skills may be called into play. In lieu of a book, here are some not-so-random thoughts.
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