“An exception to every rule”. So says professional woodworker Charles Neil. In this video Charles goes over some special finishing techniques, such as grain filling, pour on finishes, and other tips for those special situations where an ordinary finsih won’t do.
Wipe or brush? In this video, professional woodworker Charles Neil goes in depth with wiping finishes, such as oils and gels. He also gives the ins and outs of using shellac, how to mix and how to apply. Included as well are brushed on finishes and what to look for when choosing a hand applied finish
In this video, professional woodworker Charles Neil reviews the different types of final finish to use on your project. Different top coats give different results. For example, does the finish need to be tough? Does it need to be gloss or satin? How do you determine which is right for your project? The video also shows different techniques in spraying the top coat for final protection.
In this video, professional woodworker Charles Neil tells you all about spray techniques and demonstrates how he sprays. The actual art of spraying is something you must get the feel for, but he arms you with the basic information you need so you know where to begin.
Ready to start spraying finishes? Wondering what equipment is right for you? Charles Neil shows you what to look for in spray guns and other spray equipment, such as turbines.
Charles Neil loves to finish, and this is apparent as he shares the techniques he has used over the many years of his furniture making career. Layering. glazing, and “popping the grain” are just a few techniques in this video, which is packed with ideas and examples.
Different woods react in different ways. Charles Neil demonstrates different ways to control the application of your color choices to insure even color, grain accents and more. You can control colors by the choice of products as well as your choice of application method. Charles shares his experience in dealing with not so easy to color woods and offers a number of tips and techniques you can successfully use.
“How you prepare the surface to accept your chosen finish can make or break your project” - Charles Neil In this video Charles Neil goes into depth on steps you should take to prepare wood surfaces to be stained or dyed. A lot of time and emphasis is on repairing defects before they show up on the finished piece. Demonstrates many products and techniques to help get beautiful results using staines and dyes.
“If you can’t finish, you can’t build. Knowing how you are going to finish your project before you start is one of the best finishing tips I can give you” - Charles Neil This video covers building with finishing in mind. Tips and techniques you can use to insure that you don’t get into trouble when the crafting is done. Charles also shares with you his expereince on sanding, sanders, papers, and tehcniques.
Should you dye your piece or stain it? Choosing a color to stain or dye your project is the easy part of the process. It is just as important to know what type of product will be best to use. Oil? Solvent? Dye? Water? …..and what’s the difference between them? How do you tell the difference? Once that is decided, what is the best application technique? Charles takes you through this process and, in his simplistic style, answers these questions.