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September 13 , 2009

Practical Graining, With Description of Colors Employed and Tools Used


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Chapter I.
Groundworks for graining; graining compared with plain painted work; removing old paint; mixing ground colors 
Chapter II.
The graining color; imitating simple woods; graining color for light oak; mixing graining color; applying the color; representing champs or lights of oak 
Chapter III.
Quartered oak; overgraining; heart of oak; use of the check roller 
Chapter IV.
Graining oak in distemper; the light veins in oak; graining ash; putting in heart work; over-graining ash; ash in distemper; matching white ash 
Chapter V.
Hungarian ash; burl ash in water color and in oil 
Chapter VI.
Chestnut; colors for graining chestnut; wiping the hearts and blending; chestnut in water color; bird's-eye maple; putting in lights and shades; putting in the curly or rock maple; silver maple 
Chapter VII.
Satinwood; groundwork for satinwood; putting in the mottling 
Chapter VIII.
Pollard oak; cherry; cherry in distemper; glue size for distemper binder 
Chapter IX.
Black walnut in oil; black walnut in distemper 
Chapter X.
French walnut burl in distemper 
Chapter XI.
Mahogany; Honduras feathered mahogany; stippling in mahogany; feathered mahogany 
Chapter XII.
Rosewood; the use of the bamboo brush; imitating rosewood in water color; cypress wood 
Chapter XIII.
Hard pine; white wood 
Chapter XIV.
Varnishing over grained work; cracking of varnish on inside work 
Chapter XV.
Graining considered as a fine art; graining sometimes condemned; the artistic merit of graining 
Chapter XVI.
The tools used by grainers; combs; overgrainers; badger blenders; castellated overgrainers; mottlers; cutters; stipplers; check roller; fresco bristle liners 
Chapter XVII.
Patent graining machines; patent roller process; the Mason pad; objections to machine graining; stencil plates; gransorbian transfer process; transfer paper 
Chapter XVIII.
The imitation of carved work, mouldings, etc.

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