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Exploring finishes

  • 12/05/2023
  • 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM
  • Jefferson Middle School Room 23

December 5 Meeting: 

The doors will open at 6:00 for members to gather and hang out with one another.  The meeting will formally begin at 6:30 with a review of Guild business and the usual Show-N-Tell event.   Bring your favorite object, problem or observation.   At approximately 7:15 the in-person presentation by Cody Hanson will begin with Q&A encouraged throughout.

Presentation: Exploring Finishes

Cody Hanson (OWWG Member) will provide a survey of Stains, Sealers, and Solvents. He'll go over a little history about each one, common applications and uses, and recommended uses today. Cody encourages any questions/comments people may have and will lead discussion about them.   He will bring some classic product examples as well as a sample or two with finishes/stains applied and, time permitting, will discuss specific brands he has found to be reliable in his own experience.  Attached are a couple photos on the some of the topics we'll cover.

Cody comes from a looong line of highly skilled woodworkers.  As he says, "I started really paying attention to finishing after college when I didn't have space or money to build things, and I would salvage older pieces and restore them. I discovered I really enjoy the variance and final aspects of finishing. Being a history nerd, I really enjoy the huge amount of history belonging to various stains and sealers, and tapping into older source material to keep older methods and techniques alive."

Olympia Woodworkers Guild is sponsored by Arbutus Folk School, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

Location: 610 4th Ave E, Olympia WA, 98501 

Mailing address: 120 State Ave NE #298, Olympia, WA, 98501

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