Jacksonville Community Center
$10 Donation (scholarships available)
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM on Thu, 24 Jun 2021
Cost: $10 Donation (scholarships available)
Location: Great Room
Registration required. Register by 10:00 pm on the Sunday before the program date. Registrants will receive Zoom information the day before the program.
“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 second session will cover:
The characteristics of film finishes.
Identifying the various finishes; urethane, varnish, shellac, and lacquer.
Students will apply a coat of wipe-on urethane to a practice piece. Rags will be provided. Nitrile gloves will be provided at both classes.
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.