Michael Dresdner

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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 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, ( a “green” company building ecologically friendly ukuleles exclusively from local woods, using benign materials and earth friendly construction methods.

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#1 posted 553 days ago

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy !
Because I often get asked questions by new members I’ve included the answers to the most( FAQ) along with my welcoming message to LJs.
You should know that posting questions or projects here (your profile page) will not get you very many responses’ just because it’s your profile page not part of a main forum. To post in a main forum read below.
Want to know how to post something?
See the drop-down box underneath my Lumberjocks in the upper right hand corner. Click on the arrow and select which type of posting you want to make (Project, Blog entry, Forum topic). This will take you to the appropriate page and you just fill in the form.
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Click on the word” home” next to the profile picture of the member you want to contact ,then click on “send message”
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Just for the record even though I have a large number of post I’m not involved with LJs management ,I’m just another member.

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#2 posted 552 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#3 posted 552 days ago

Welcome Michael good to see you here

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#4 posted 552 days ago

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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