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April 2018

Finishing Techniques With Brian Miller


This class will give every student a thorough understanding of the finishing process. It will cover all aspects of wood finishing: Proper sanding techniques, coloring wood (dyes, stains, chemical and plant dyes), color-matching, membrane finishes (shellac, varnish, lacquer) and understanding solvents and their use in the finishing process. We will also explore hand-rubbed finishes, shading and toning, making your own custom stains and finishes and stripping/refinishing furniture and cabinetry. A discussion of modern spray equipment and their uses will also…

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July 2018

Making A Wooden Hand Plane With William Ng


Using a finely tuned wooden hand plane you make yourself is probably one of woodworkings ultimate experiences. It offers a great sense of satisfaction and is a reflection of the craftsmanship. Plane making has been an honored tradition with the eastern masters, and is gaining huge popularity here in the states. In this three day class we will look at the history of hand planes and their design. We will learn about the materials used, such as metal, wood, and…

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