Thursday, April 2, 2009
Fearless Finishing with Michael Dresdner
This class was great fun. Just before the class Michael had realized that he has spent 40 years in the finishing profession - as a finisher, formulator and writer about finishing.
Michael shares a huge amount of information about the finishes, how they are used, how they differ and more. He showed us the brush he has been using for the last 30 years - still in perfect condition and then shared the secrets of brush maintenance.
Michael blasted aside myths and misconceptions about finishing. We experimented with a vast array of finishes on many different woods. He's working on an article of green finishing and I'm looking forward to his conclusions - they might not be what we expect!
Michaels' tales of adventures and misadventures in the finishing trade were alone worth the price of admission.
We'll be re-running this course in August.