‘Tis the season for giving, so today I thought we could exchange some ideas on the best wood finishing gifts you ever received…or gave.

Feel free to think outside the box.

It could be a tool or piece of equipment…

Or simply a piece of great advice.

Here’s are a few of my best wood finishing gifts from the past 30 years, and then I’d love to hear yours…

Piece of Equipment

About a year or so ago, I received a box from my good friend at Fuji Spray Systems.

The year prior I mentioned to him that I was always running tests of my EMTECH products with different types of delivery systems and spray guns.

Well, about six weeks goes by and I get a phone call from our warehouse manager saying…

“Jeff, this is Wally, we have a big box here for you from a company called Fuji. Did you buy a bicycle or something because the box is huge!”

Well, I wasn’t sure what to think, so I drove my car over to the warehouse and found a big ‘ol box with the words, “Fuji Spray” on the side of it.

I opened it and… lo and behold I find a Fuji Q5 turbine kit and a LX-20 gun inside with all of the accessories!

As you can image, I was completely surprised and very happy with the contents.

And I’ll be sharing more of what I received from Fuji with you in the New Year of 2021.

Piece of Advice

The best advice I ever received in a customer’s finishing department was and still is…

“Treat the wood with love when you finish it, because if you don’t, it won’t love you back.”

True story and truer words have never been spoken.

But  enough about me…

I hope the above sparked some ideas for you.

What would you say is/are the best wood finishing gift(s) you ever received…or gave?

Please share your thoughts or read what others are saying in the comments section below.

And of course, Happy Holidays and best wishes for a great new year!