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Hey gang
I just thought I’d let you in on getting a super book on finishing. Charles Neil is a woodworking and finishing genius and now he has a new book due out shortly. I just got the news here is the info.

Charles Neil: Finishing Simply Put: Chemistry Degree Not Required, is going to the publisher on Monday, November 5, 2012 and will be available to ship approximately December 15th, just in time for the holidays!

Charles takes his 40+ years of finishing experience and simplifies the whole procedure so EVERYONE can achieve a great finish on their woodworking projects! A full color (8 1/2” x 11” standard) paperback with lots of information and full-color photographs.

“It’s just me and how I finish, a lot of do this, then that, use this,
(it’s product specific) and exactly as the title implies, it cuts to the
chase, it’s mostly water base products, goes into spray finishes,
as well as hand applied, what to do when things go wrong, also
oil /solvent finishes. The goal is for you to be able to take the book
and do a super finish, in very simple layman’s terms,” Charles Neil

We will be accepting Pre-Orders for the book today through midnight Sunday, November 4th . The first 50 copies will be personally autographed to you from Charles. Don’t delay clicking the link below to place your order. We understand from the publisher that they will arrive in 4-6 weeks and we will ship as soon as they arrive. Cost of the book is $36.95 plus shipping.

As always, if you have any questions about this product or this pre-order,

please email me at

-- Custom furniture

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#1 posted 665 days ago

He finished it! LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 665 days ago

Thanks for the heads up Jim

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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#3 posted 665 days ago

Thnx for passin that along Jim

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#4 posted 665 days ago

Buying one now!! his info and technique has gotten me and my finishing some really good clients and completely changed the way I do my’s well worth it.. you can see what he’s taught me in the finish blog I wrote..if you want a finish like this one.. get the book.. it will lead you thru it..

this blog, is exactly what happened..if it weren’t for Charles..I never would have taken on this job..

-- Randall Child

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#5 posted 665 days ago

Thanks Jim. Like many others I have been waiting for this from the first time I met Charles 5 years ago. I asked him to teach me how to build beautiful furniture like he does he told me he will teach me how to finish before he teaches me how to build. He has done that and a lot more for me. Now I take what he has taught me and teach it to others. It’s really great to pass it on.

-- Mike

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#6 posted 665 days ago

Thanks guys
Thank you Randy an Mike certainly two shinning examples of Charles teachings.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 665 days ago

thanks jim.just watched a video a few days ago of charles talking about finishing on far i like everything i’ve seen on him he doesn’t talk over your head and’s easy to understand.will definetly check this out.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#8 posted 665 days ago

Wish I had had the time to watch his online show trial. Done! I don’t think I can go wrong with this book ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 664 days ago

My GF just ordered me one for XMASS!

/Happy Dance!

-- Brian

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#10 posted 661 days ago

Ordered one myself. Charles is a great teacher. This should be just as good and informative as his videos.

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#11 posted 661 days ago

Great guys I know this book will be full of valuable information and help make all of your finishing come out great.

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 661 days ago

I can personally vouch for Charles. I made some custom cherry cabinets this last summer and Charles Neil was gracious enough to take on the finishing job. In between his classes and normal work load. He did an outstanding job on the finish and his many decades of experience sure does shine.
I would recommend any of his books and DVD’s. He is an excellent teacher and fine person.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#13 posted 487 days ago

Charles has done the finish on my sugar chest…it is beyond beautiful…..I just finished his finishing class and I’m excited about trying to finish myself. One thing you can count on with Charles….he’s always there to help you if you get into trouble…..

-- Jakeobean, Maryland

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#14 posted 487 days ago

OK, but what about the book? Is it close to press time?i

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#15 posted 487 days ago

I would shoot Charles a PM or e-mail Bob because I haven’t heard when he’s getting them back from the publisher.

-- Custom furniture

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