Doing Good With Wood


I was in Buffalo this past week, taking part in the presentation of the Minwax® Do Good With Wood™ Award to The Western New York Woodturners. This group of woodworkers makes toys to benefit their chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. After the presentation I got to spend nearly two hours with them demonstrating staining and finishing techniques and products….

And they were a great group to be around. We met in a high school industrial arts room (very fitting) and they peppered me with questions about different kinds of finishes, brushes, and, of course, stains. We had fun and the two hours flew by so fast none of us were ready to leave at the end!

And if you would like to nominate a group for this award, just go to for details.