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  • French Polish

    Ever do this ?

    http://www.marthastewart.com/article...rniture-finish

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    Re: French Polish

    A good article in Feb. issue of Fine Woodworking complete with
    detailed instructions and pics. Never tried it myself, but the
    results are beautiful.

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    • #3
      Re: French Polish

      If you want to try out an "almost" authentic French polish then check out local paint stores. Zinsser used to make a shellac based French polish that was absolutely fantastic and incredibly easy/quick to apply. The results were pretty impressive considering the minimal effort required. I believe that it has been discontinued but some stores may still have some in stock.

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        Re: French Polish

        in high school we did a lot of lath projects with shellac and linseed oil and a rag, with the lath and the turning you could put on a nice finish in just a few mins, the oil would lube the shellac as the piece turned and the finish warmed and dried, we called it french polish,
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