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."