Port Townsend School of Woodworking
Preserving the Tradition


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.