Jason previously worked as a polymer chemist, which he says gives him a unique insight into the finishing aspect of woodworking. "I don't make finishes, but the chemistry is the same," he said. "I kind of delve into the science behind it." He says he's finding that newer waterborne finishes are an alternative to lacquer that they weren't even seven or eight years ago. "Now my number one finish is General Finishes Enduro-Var. Its ease of use rivals any lacquer, at least in my hands it does,""I'm not trying to use green finishes, I just think they're becoming more durable."