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Location: Puyallup, WA
Michael Dresdner is a nationally known finishing and woodworking expert, the author of Restoration Clinic; The Woodfinishing Book; The New Wood Finishing Book; Build Like a Pro: Painting and Finishing; and Wood Finishing Fixes as well as four videos and one DVD on wood finishing. He appeared as Contributing Editor on the masthead of Fine Woodworking Magazine, American Woodworker Magazine, and Woodworker’s Journal, and was the founder and host of a weekly online finish chat. He wrote the Just Finishing column for American Woodworker Magazine for over 7 years, one for Woodworker’s Journal for eight years. During one five year period he wrote the answers to over 8,000 questions for the www.woodanswers.com website, and edited the Woodworker’s Journal eZine, an award winning online woodworking magazine with over a quarter of a million subscribers.
In the past, he also has written byline columns for String Instrument Craftsman, The Wood Post, Vintage Guitar Bulletin, and the “Sound Advice” column for American Lutherie magazine. He has written thousands of articles and columns for a variety of books and magazines including This Old House Magazine, Fine Woodworking Magazine, American Woodworker Magazine, Woodworker’s Journal, The Wood Post, String Instrument Craftsman, Guitarmaker, American Lutherie, Vintage Guitar Bulletin, Readers Digest Books and Time-Life books.
He is former Director of Research and Development for Martin Guitar Company, the former founding CEO of Tacoma Guitar Co, and is a well-respected finishing consultant, guitar designer and production engineering specialist. Michael has taught and lectured extensively for a wide range of guilds, colleges and organizations including the Smithsonian Institution, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, AWFS, Seattle Central College, Renton Technical College, American Institute of Organbuilders and The Architectural Woodworking Institute, to name just a few.
He currently owns and operates Rainy Day Ukes, (www.rainydayukes.com) a “green” company building ecologically friendly ukuleles exclusively from local woods, using benign materials and earth friendly construction methods.
-- Dresdner at www.rainydayukes.com
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