This is an intensive 2 day course suitable for beginners or those wanting to improve their skills. Students will learn how to take a project right through from initial preparation to a good final finish.
Amongst the skills that you will be perfecting will be surface preparation, staining, grain filling, French polishing, and finishing on top of French polish. Course notes will be provided.
French polishing is a big part of the course but you do need to know the other areas of wood finishing to become a good French polisher.
Surface preparation – New wood & old
Shellac (French Polish) – It`s origins, history of usage & preparation
Staining & colouring – Using 6 types of stain & learning their advantages & disadvantages
Grain filling – Reasons for & against, types of grain filler & application
Removal of excess grain filler – abrasives
Making a polishing rubber
Charging a rubber
Making a hard polishing wax
Making coloured wax sticks
Finishing on top of French Polish
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