|Forum topic by rawdawgs50||posted 09-19-2011 10:44 PM||1537 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
09-19-2011 10:44 PM
Just wanted to share my experience about finishing. I attended Charles Neil’s finishing class this past week and it will change not only how I build, but how I will finish from here on out.
I see the same questions on the boards all the time about how to apply dyes, top coats, tone, glaze, rubbing out etc. Which products to use for what, and what the hell to do when it goes wrong….let me tell you…he covered all that and then some. We worked with hardwoods, softwoods, highly figured and non, plywood …and wood that has no business being called wood. We worked these woods from wost case scenario to completion just to learn the hard way.
Not to mention we got a lot of Q&A over a few beers at the end of class each day about anything we wanted to ask him about. Tools, jigs, furniture, demonstrations, his business..and plain picking his brain on his opinion…which he has a lot of….He even demo’d his SawStop with a hotdog just because we asked a question about it. He wanted to show us how good it works. That was cool.
While I know this class may not be for everyone because of its intensity, although is it very laid back…those of you who are serious about your work and want to bring it to the next level should seriously consider it. You get access to top quality equipment and materials and while it is no frills it is completely hands on. Just the way it should be.
Sure you can continue to learn from message boards…but are you getting opinions or solutions?
Charles is the read deal. Money well spent. Period.