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10-31-2011 07:00 PM

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Hi gang
After a person reaches a point they are satisfied with their woodworking they come to the realization that how they finish there work makes a big difference. If your like me you started with what seemed easy like Blo or watco or shelac. After a while you realize that those type of finishes serve a purpose but they don’t always work on your more refined woodworking nor do they always work at all. I started by buying books how to use different types of finishes and even there are some great books out there there’s nothing like seeing it and finishing yourself to get some of the effects you really want, but there’s a lot of trial and error involved in learning plus buying different products to see how they work.
After some 20 years of trial and error approach I bought a video set Charles Neil sells .Wow was I surprised at what I didn’t know . The set was great but I still wanted that hands on experience. What i’ve wanted to do is take Charles finishing class
but he’s in Va. But every one give ’s his class rave reviews.
Today I got a notice that Charles is taking a survey about possibly giving classes around the country . I’m going to vote he come to Oregon but you can suggest where ever you might be . You don’t have to commit to any thing just show interest.
Here’s a copy of the e mail I got

*It’s time to plan our class schedule for 2012 and we need your help so that we can meet your needs as much as possible. We are asking that you provide us with some information if you have even the slightest interest in attending one of our classes. In no way will taking this survey put you on a list to attend or initiate anything other than information about what you may be interested in.

Unlike previous years, we are contemplating taking our classes around the country in 2012 but only if we hear from you that you are interested. There is a lot of time & money invested in the classes and we want to make sure that there is a need before proceeding.

In the survey, we refer to two classes, here is the synopsis for both:

It’s All About the Color

This is a one day – 8 hour class that will teach you about using quality stains and dyes on your woodworking projects, whether large or small. You will learn coloring, layering, toning, application and much more. Specific recipe to give you the look you want, such as aged natural cherry, burgundy mahogany and so on. Everything you want and need to know about the color.

Applying Top Coats

This is a one day – 8 hour class that will teach you hands on how to apply top coats by hand or by spraying. Emphasis is working with waterbourne products. With the finishing knowledge you receive in this class, you will leave being able to apply a finish like no other you have applied before.

Please click on the link below to begin the survey of eight (8) short questions.

Here’s a link

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#1 posted 10-31-2011 07:52 PM

Jim..I too have used Charles techniques and the results were nothing short of stunning.. to be honest..I made over $3000 in one month doing finishing jobs with Charles help to guide me thru them..seriously..A coffee table and a dining room table.. I would not have attempted to take on these jobs without his can see more off my website to show what I’ve learned from Charles..

-- Randall Child

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#2 posted 10-31-2011 09:17 PM

Wow they look great Randy ,that’s extra fine work

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#3 posted 11-01-2011 12:47 AM

Is he focussing on brushed or sprayed finishes?

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#4 posted 11-01-2011 01:01 AM

I think he’s doing both but it would be best to confirm with Charles I know he will glad to answer your questions.

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#5 posted 11-01-2011 01:03 AM

I clicked the link to take the survey to indicate that I would be interested in these classes, depending on date, location and cost. However I got a message saying that I had already taken the survey, which I hadn’t. Any thought on this problem? Steve

-- Steve in Oregon,

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#6 posted 11-01-2011 01:06 AM

Sorry Steve, Why don’t you e mail Charles I might have given the link after I took the survey.

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#7 posted 11-01-2011 12:28 PM

” Information We’re sorry. You have already taken this survey.”
I get the same error message.
I shall email Charles

-- Bert

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#8 posted 11-01-2011 02:16 PM

Sorry for the inconvenience of the link not working in Jim’s post, but at least I know that it worked properly, allowing a user to only take the survey one time! LOL!

Click Here to take the Survey


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