Class: The ‘Art’ of Wood Finishing – August 30, 2024

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May 262024

The ‘Art’ of Wood Finishing

Friday, August 30, 2024

One Day – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – One hour lunch break
Class size limited – Fee: $105.00
Instructor: Ron Ashby “The Finish Geek”

Discussion of advantages and disadvantages
of various finishes
and the best finish for your projects.
• Oils   • Waxes  • Shellacs 
•  Varnishes   • Urethanes   • Lacquers  • Milk Paints
• Waterborne & Solvent finishes
Includes binder of class reference material.
Determine and select the finishes best suited for
your pieces and work  environment.

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“Finishes invite one to touch, to caress

and to take pleasure in the wood surface.” … Sam Maloof

“The understanding eye sees the maker’s fingerprints.
They are evident in every detail … Leave Fingerprints.” … James Krenov

“I hope my furniture has a soul to it.” … Sam Maloof

“A good lasting finish should yield a piece that is; durable, enjoyable,
easy to live with, pleasant to touch, and interesting to look at!
… the piece may then become a valued heirloom.” …. Ron Ashby

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Class location:
Room 209, PHEC,
One Santa Barbara Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Registration Open
Friday, August 30, 2024
Online, Register for Class

or in person at

Mt. Diablo Adult Education
Pleasant Hill Education Center
One Santa Barbara Road – Room 210, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
For registration Information Call : 925-937-1530

Class size limited to10

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Any questions regarding the August 30, 2024 class;
Phone Ron, 707-391-4042

Book – French Polishing, Derek Jones

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May 252024


Finishing and restoring using traditional techniques

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  • frenchpolishingbookTechniques for applying layers of shellac to achieve a warm glow
  • Step-by-step instructions for restoring an old finish to its former beauty
  • Properly preparing the wood surface before beginning
  • Choosing the right products and materials to do the job
  • Solving the most common problems woodworkers encounter
  • Tips for getting flawless results every time
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French Polishing
Finishing and restoring using traditional techniques
• ISBN: 9781621136729  • Paperback  • 5 7/8 x 8 1/4  • 112 pages
• well illustrated, over 150 color photos, & many highlighted ‘Pro Tips’

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