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02-09-2012 11:35 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor resource finishing question trick

Charles Neil has always been known as the “finish king” of woodworking. I am quite certain he was spraying the rails of his baby crib while his diaper was full of shellac. (Too much? Sorry…)

Anywho… Lately he’s been asking for people to tell him about their finishing problems so he can address them in an upcoming DVD (“Finishing Nightmares”). Turns out, he’s messed up the finish on every type of project there is over the years, and in ways that many of us only dream of (or have nightmares about). I suppose that goes with the territory when you’ve spent decades doing it. And along the way he’s learned “a thing or three”, so he doesn’t make those mistakes anymore.

SO, check out his blog ASAP because he’d just “dying” to teach you about “dye”... well, you get it…

Why am I posting about this here? Because camera girl over at his shop told me to do what she said or else I was “finished!” (HA-HA-HA!, Ohhhh, I have to wipe away a tear after that one…)

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#1 posted 02-10-2012 12:09 AM

By the way, it doesn’t have to be a recent finishing problem.

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#2 posted 02-10-2012 12:10 AM

here is a blog that I wrote after I had finished a refinish job that Charles walked me thru..to say I was scared out of my mind at the prospect of ruining this table is a gross understatement..I was a nervous wreck and the cost to replace the table would have crippled me.. but Stumpy is right..Charles is the finish king undisputed..here’s the blog..everything I did.. Charles helped navigate me thru and showed me how to avoid a catastrophe until I was comfortable having at it on my own..I never would have taken this job on if he wasn’t around.. no way, no how.. The DVD is well worth the money many times over and I’m not just saying that..

http://randallalanfurniture.squarespace.com/blog/2011/10/27/finishing.html

-- Randall Child http://www.racfurniture.com/

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#3 posted 02-10-2012 12:28 AM

Your got that right Jim , Charles is the finish doctor along with being a amazing master woodworker. I’ve got his new DVD on order “finishing Nightmares” ,as always I’m sure it’s got tons of finishing saves and tips . If you build something really nice and the finish stinks , so does the project. If your interested in Charles DVD he’res a link.
https://charlesneilwoodworking.3dcartstores.com/Finishing-Nightmares_p_200.html ,can’t wait for mine !
Thanks for the link Jim.

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#4 posted 02-10-2012 02:33 AM

Long ago in a far away land before Charles was on youtube he told me “some people are woodworkers, I’m a finisher”. What does that mean? He shares his knowledge so we can get into the 21st century and deal with water bourne finishes, And things we are ignorant about. He does this in a easy going way, as if you were standing over his shoulder. He shares his mistakes and his solutions.

He has a new DVD out re: repairing mistakes.

The only way we become beter is through our mistakes.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 02-10-2012 01:54 PM

Don’t forget, go to that blog! Time is short!

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#6 posted 02-10-2012 08:06 PM

thanks to those who have responded, the blog is still up , so if you have any issues I would love to hear them, and thanks to the folks above who have promoted the DVD, but at this point, I really just want to hear about things that give you issues with finishing, thanks for your help folks

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#7 posted 02-10-2012 09:54 PM

I suspect anyone who has a finishing story is heading from here over to your blog. Those of us who are already experts are the ones posting here!

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