Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Hands-on Finishing With Mitch Kohanek (June)

Dates: 6/3 - 6/7
Tool List: Click here for tool list

Cost: $725
Materials: $60
Deposit: $300

Masters Turning

This is a five-day, hands-on, finishing workshop that will help you achieve that beautiful finish you've been looking to create. A variety of finishing systems will be introduced to you. Students spend most of this class in the finish shop and not in the classroom. Mitch shows applications for using stains, dyes, toners, and glazing and teaches the basics of color matching. Students will practice many techniques: closing the pores, using wood fillers, French polishing with shellac, brushing, padding, spraying techniques, using HVLP, gravity feed and pressure pots for all finishes. Also included will be rub out techniques for adjusting the sheen of the finish and how to take care of it. Problem solving and fixing finishing defects such as blotching, orange peel, brush marks, and fish eye are covered along with the way to achieve the ultimate finish. By the end of the week, you will not only learn how to use finishing material but will also gain the understanding of what you are using and why it works. Anyone who works with wood and enjoys its beauty will benefit from this class.

Key Points:

*Six steps for a perfect finish
*Learn how to customize a wood finishing system for you
*Understanding wood as a material
*The cabinet scraper and proper wood preparation
*Techniques for coloring wood
*Pre-conditioners, sealers and grain pore fillers
*Dealing with open, semi-open and closed pored woods
*Rubbing out the finish and finishing the finish

There is a $45 annual registration fee that will be added to your the total amount of the class if this is the first class you are registering for this season.

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