“Wood Finishing” is a 1897 work by Australian writer Paul N. Hasluck. This beginner-friendly handbook offers the readers instructions and tips on wood finishing, dealing with ornamentation, varnishes, polishes, and more. Highly recommended for those with an interest in decorative woodwork. Contents include: “Side View of Rubber used for French Polishing”, “Face of Roll used for French Polishing”, “Rubber used in Corner of Framed Panel”, “Usual form of Rubber for French Polishing”, “Form of Rubber for Getting into Corners”, “Method of Holding the Rubber when in Use”, “The Path of the Rubber in French Polishing”, “Bull-nose Plane in Section”, “Suggestions for Border Ornaments for Floors”, etc. Paul Nooncree Hasluck (1854 – 1916) was an Australian writer and editor. He was a master of technical writing and father of the ‘do-it-yourself’ book, producing many works on subjects including engineering, handicrafts, woodwork, and more. Other notable works by this author include: “Treatise on the Tools Employed in the Art of Turning” (1881), “The Wrath-Jobber’s Handy Book” (1887), and “Screw-Threads and Methods of Producing Them” (1887). Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.