“Gee, I wish we could refinish Grandma’s old dresser….. “ If you always wanted to know how to finish/refinish furniture, now you have a chance! JCC is offering a basic course in furniture finishing. This two session course will cover finishing basics such as penetrating and film finishes. Students will have “hands on” opportunities to practice a new skill.
The first session will cover:
Wood characteristics, understanding veneer vs. solid wood
Understanding the use of abrasives and manual and powered tools that make them work.
The hazards of wood dust, and proper use of protective equipment
Introduction to penetrating oil finishing
Students will be provided with a wood blank and a sandpaper kit. Penetrating oil will be provided for use (tung oil). Rags will be provided for buffing.
Presenter: Jerry Pendzick
As a youngster, I was taught the basics of woodworking with my father. Growing up, I had little time for the craft, as my time in the military didn’t allow for much woodworking. I began working with wood in 1986, and had some success building tables, desks, and stools. In 1996 I decided that I wanted formal training, so I enrolled in Palomar College’s Cabinet and Furniture Technology Program. Completing the program in 2000, I worked as a Teaching Assistant for the next 16 years. I was able to master many different woodworking skills, including tool sharpening. I specialized in construction of Early American Chairs.
Cost: $10 Donation (scholarships available)
Location: Great Room
Registration required. Register by 10:00 pm on the Sunday before the program date.
Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to fill out the necessary paperwork.