May 20th (3rd Thursday)
We will be back at the Foster City Senior Center and we will meet James Cave, who has been making and finishing violins since 1967. He has also worked with guitar finishes. He is familiar with lacquers, oil varnishes and alcohol-based finishes; their similarities and differences. James has made cold and cooked oil varnishes as well as spirit varnishes. He will give us some basic principles of wood finishing and answer questions about specific finishing problems. He teaches courses in wood finishing and French polishing at the Woodcraft Store in Dublin.
From 101, take the East Hillsdale exit. Drive a mile plus toward the bay. Turn right in Shell Blvd.