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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."

Presentation Notes.pdf

A Survey of Finishing Wood 1.7 (Final).pptx

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

Location: 705 4th Ave E, Olympia WA, 98501 

Mailing address: 705 4th Ave E, Suite 101, Olympia WA 98501

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