Joni Blanchard / Leatherwood Finishing Company, specializes in traditional and contemporary varnishing and painting of wooden boats. Flexible and adaptable to your wishes, timing, and budget. Efficient and affordable. Resource for shipwrights, electricians, system engineers, caulkers, canvas workers, compass swingers, captains and cooks to meet your boat's every need.
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Joni's book, Tricks, Cheating & Chingaderos, A Collection of Knowledge, and Tips for Varnishing/Painting Wooden Boats is available locally at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, Admiral Ship Supply, the Northwest Maritime Center, and directly (by phone or email request) from the author. The book covers accumulated knowledge gained from 24 years of varnishing and painting wooden boats in Port Townsend.
Written for boat owners, marine trades professionals, students and anyone involved in the world of wooden boat maintenance, the book includes product information, safety tips, time-saving strategies, and a wealth of useful advice for working efficiently at a "commercial pace". Illustrated with photos of many of the classic boats Joni has worked on over the years.