Watch this page for updates for the 2008 GNHW Finishing Symposium!

Saturday April 19th 2008

Here is your chance to learn from the pros! The Guild is having an all day, hands-on, up-close finishing symposium with eight outstanding pros showing you how to create the perfect finish. Whether you prefer french polishing with shellac or spraying conversion lacquer this is your opportunity to learn more. There will be 16 sessions in four time slots (starting at 9am) so you can pick and choose the sessions you are most interested in. Many will be videotaped for later viewing as well. We have brought Teri Masachi back from New Mexico (she was an early member of the guild), we have Andy Charron coming from Vermont; this is amazing talent for your benefit! There is a trade show as well with many important vendors coming to sell. The doors open at 8am and the event is free – bring your friends who aren’t guild members to learn too! More details are up on our website We do still need volunteers for set up on Friday afternoon at 3:30pm – please contact Peter Breu (647-2327, if you can help. This is not an event to miss! See you there!

Presenters: Bruce Hamilton – repairing finishes and coloring finishes, Terry Moore -spraying lacquer, Gary Wood – shellac finishes, Teri Masachi -filling grain and rubbing out, Andy Charron – using and choosing spray gear, Jim Morris – waterborne finishes, Marty Milkovits – milk paint and prepping for finishes, Mark Adams – picking finishes, brushing finishes and the history of finishes

Donuts and coffee will be sold in the morning, and pizza and sodas will be sold at noon by Pinkerton technical education Students who are fund raising for “There’s No Place Like Home” a charity building homes for those who have lost homes to recent flooding both in NH and Louisiana.