American Scrollsawing – A fabulous site for anyone who owns a scrollsaw.
AWFI – is a nationally recognized provider of coating application training, consulting, and process engineering.
Canadian Woodworking – Friendly on-line discussion group and magazine – Canadian based
CAWP – Centre for Advanced Wood Processing is Canada’s national centre for education, training and technical assistance for the wood products manufacturing industry.
Charles Neil Woodworking – A woodworker just like you! A site full of information from blogs to videos to a weekly web show.
David Marks – A master craftsman of fine furniture, turner, sculptor, and host of the television show “WoodWorks”.
Fine Woodworking Online – Fine Woodworking magazine.
Georgian College – Gives students project opportunities & developing their knowledge & skills for cabinetmaking with hands-on opportunities.
General Finishes – A great lineup of products that can be brushed or sprayed.
Homestead Finishing – Jeff Jewitt’s books on finishing and products such as abrasives, and HVLP spraying.
Hood Finishing – Hydrocote Line of environmentally safe finishes and Green Technology Formula finishes and stains.
Kingston Woodworkers – a group of wood working enthusiasts who meet to discuss and share all aspects of woodworking.
Master Finishing Supplies -Serving The Woodworking Industry with coatings, abrasives, safety, fasteners, sharpening etc.
Michael Dresdner – Finisher and author of “The New Wood Finishing Book”
National Paint & Coatings Association – Providing facts and data to the paint industry.
Peter Gedrys – Quality Finishing and Restoration
PlateAll – A remarkable product that allows you to spray a seamless Metal finish. Check this out!
Shopsmith – 5 Woodworking Tools in 1.
The Wood Whisperer – Your online go to site for woodworking videos, articles, reviews, podcasts and projects.
This OLD – Here is another very interesting site for woodworkers.
Teri Masaschi Fine Wood Finishing – Quality Restoration, Finishing and Teaching
Top Secret Coatings – For the latest in modern coatings technology look to Top Secret Coatings. – Lots of woodworking plans here!
Woodworkers Journal – A magazine that teaches all level techniques, shares shop tips, & keeps you up to date on the world of woodworking. – The web’s most complete resource center for woodworkers. – Hundreds of Wood Craft Pictures. Pictorially beautiful website.

Recommended Reading/Video


hafdvdThe Hand-Applied Finishes DVD Video

Combines two videos from Jeff Jewitt, Coloring Wood and Applying Topcoats that were originally released as separate tapes as a companion to Hand Applied Finishes in 1997. Applying Topcoats won the Golden Hammer that year for Best How-To Video. In this 80 minute jam-packed DVD you will learn the complete finishing process, from preparing the wood to rubbing out the finish and doing minor repairs. Learn how to French Polish, use stains and glazes, brush different finishes and much more.

Spray Finishing Made Simple



Jeff Jewitt’s latest and much anticipated release by the Taunton Press (publisher of Fine Woodworking Magazine). This project is a new concept in book publishing combining a feature and technique packed 45 minute DVD with a 125 page companion book.

In the book and DVD, Jeff explains how to choose Equipment, how to set it up and demystifies the entire spray-finishing process. Through this unique multimedia approach, which includes detailed step-by-step instructions, photos, and how-to video, readers learn where to safely spray finishes and how to troubleshoot and solve spray finishing problems. Both the book and the DVD cover a variety of spray systems, solvents and waterborne finishing products.

understanding_wood_finishesUnderstanding Wood Finishing – Available in Paperback

We have never endorsed a book before but this one is so good, we heartily recommend it to anyone. The Author, Bob Flexner has been finishing wood for more than 20 years. Bob spent 6 years learning the chemistry of finishing and has distilled this technical knowledge into practical information. Bob clears up confusion by debunking many myths about finishing. Beautifully illustrated and a pleasure to read. A perfect addition to your library ! A Rodale Press Book.

Great Wood Finishes – Available in Paperback

An excellent book we would like you to know about. This is written by Jeff Jewitt, an author you may be familiar with from his previous book Applied Finishes. Detailed step-by-step instructions     lead you through each technique with over 400 illustrations. Spraying is well covered. A Taunton Press Book. Please note: We do not actually sell books – please check with your local tool store or bookstore.



finishing_bookComplete Illustrated Guide to Finishing – Another great book by Jeff Jewitt. The “Complete Illustrated Guide to Finishing” is his latest release from the Taunton Press. This hardcover book has over 300 pages and 800 color photos and is the most up-to-date, comprehensive book on finishing wood ever published. This book covers both tried and true techniques like French Polishing right alongside more modern techniques such as spraying polyester and conversion varnish. You’ll learn about all the latest products and the tools to apply them, and techniques like toning, shading, sun-bursting, creative grain filling, and applying finishes, both by hand as well as spray. The book is organized for quick access which makes it easy to find each technique or topic.