Seminar/Talk/Demo #4: Demonstrations by Furniture Maker Glen Guarino at Lie-Nielson Tool Event

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Blog entry by GlenGuarino posted 05-03-2015 05:00 PM 1138 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi Guys,

I am going to demo a process I use to ebonize furniture at the Lie-Nielson Tool Event in Peters Valley Craft Center, 19 Kuhn Rd, Layton, NJ 07851. The event will be Friday May 8, 2015 from 10am-6pm and Saturday May 9 from 10am-5pm. Admission is free and open to the public. Directions to Peters Valley

I will go through the stages of ebonizing and show samples of the process. I’ll will explain how to make the solution with iron & vinegar, and how to prepare the wood prior to staining. In the discussion I will suggest which woods I prefers to to ebonize. In the demo, I’ll show various techniques to apply the finish, topcoats that may be used & how to seal the furniture.

The audience is invited to ask questions & participate in the discussion.

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To see some of Glen Guarino’s designs visit


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#1 posted 05-03-2015 08:29 PM

i really enjoyed looking at your gallery glenn, beautiful design, i really need to learn to stretch things in the design area, did you get any training in design or have you a built in talent for it…thanks for the heads up on the class, sure wish i was in your area…

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#2 posted 05-06-2015 11:14 PM

Grizzman, thank you, you are very kind, I am so glad you like my work. My interest in doing things with wood started when I was a kid after visiting my Uncle Glen & watching him build model boats. After that I built a small work bench in my parents basement from anything I could find, I guess I was maybe 7 or 8 yrs old.
I worked my way through college at cabinet shops & got a BA teaching degree in Industrial Arts & then got a MA in Studio Art.
If I don’t work in the shop every day I get itchy. Most of my designs are pieces made for clients. Here’s a link to my website if you want to see more work

Thanks again


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