Many years of experience are on-tap in Joni's book. It's full of product information, safety tips, time-saving strategies and useful advice for working efficiently as a 'commercial paced' finisher on small projects alone or bigger projects with a crew.
Chap 1: Misc Products and How I Use Them
Chap 2: Caulkings and Fillers
Chap 3: Stripping Paint & Varnish
Chap 4: Staining
Chap 5: Bleaching Out Stains
Chap 6: Brushes
Chap 7: Finishes and How I Use Them
Chap 8: Sanding
Chap 9: Weather
Chap 10: Good Work Habits & Safety
Chap 11: Basic Tools for Most Jobs
Appendix: A Work Time Example
by Joni Blanchard
softcover, 102 pp
8-1/2 x 11"
...also, we have her piece from Professional BoatBuilder magazine #188, TASK SHEET section here. Tip: double click the image, and it "pops out" and you can then hit a right arrow on screen to change to the next page.
For those of us OCD about our final step in a project, this will definitely help your varnishing efforts. It’s easy to read, put it down and pick it up again never loosing interest. This will help anyone regardless of skill level.
This booklet would be greatly improved with a number of pictures describing some of the techniques. Just pictures of rope work to sell does not add to the booklet
The items I ordered arrived in perfect shape
In 3 or 4 day from start to finish
The book is great
Not the basics, but should be required reading for any aspiring finisher or pro boatbuilder. Definitely a multiple read reference text.