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  • NextFab South Philadelphia makerspace - Wood Finishing Basics class

About the Course

Gain familiarity with tools and techniques that help achieve professional finishes in woodworking projects. Learn about wood preparation, application of different types of finishes, use of the spray gun, and paint booth safety.
  1. Instructors will outline the different types and use of finish using the broad categories of oil, varnish, stain, dyes, paints, and patinas.
  2. They’ll review decisions of material selection and construction methods depending on what kind of finish is desired, while reviewing sanding techniques, including grain raising, and discuss when to use a grain filler. Members will each have their own blank to use.
  3. Once members are finished sanding their blanks, instructors will review the safe use and process of the paint booth. Students will have the opportunity to spray their blank with EM 8000 and learn about sanding in between coats and applying a second coat.
  4. Instructors will demonstrate oil application, and review methods and recipes for DIY danish oil.

Upcoming Classes

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North Philly

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South Philly

  • Feb 14th @ 4:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Feb 28th @ 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Wilmington

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Prerequisites

This class has several prerequisites associated with it. Before signing up, please ensure that by the time the class occurs, you will have already completed the following classes:

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Let us know your prefered dates and times, and we’ll work with you to put something on the calendar. Please note we need at least 48 hours notice to schedule classes.