December 4, 2019
In the conclusion of this series, John Coffey gives a brief overview of the different methods he uses when French polishing carved elements.
November 26, 2019
In the second polish, John finishes filling the grain, and begins bodying, or building up a thin film of finish to achieve the look he's after
November 19, 2019
In the last part of the first polish, John continues filling the open pores of the wood with shellac, pumice, and good old fashioned elbow grease
In part two of the first polish, John continues filling the open pores of the wood with shellac, pumice, and good old fashioned elbow grease
John Coffey starts the first polish where he fills the open pores of the wood with shellac, pumice, and good old fashioned elbow grease
November 12, 2019
In a great introduction to shellac for any woodworker, John Coffey discusses different types of shellac, how to mix it, and how to apply it to create a long-lasting, beautiful French polish finish.
November 5, 2019
A poor finish application is perhaps the quickest way to destroy an otherwise beautiful piece of furniture. After spending hours upon hours building your perfect piece, the last thing you…
October 17, 2019
A proper Arts and Crafts finish doesn’t come from a single bottle. Instead, it builds up, becoming richer and more complex with each layer. For more on Tom McLaughlin's Arts…
September 25, 2019
Thin layers of dye, glazes, and sealers create an aged Arts and Crafts look
September 3, 2019
Vic Tesolin doesn't have a favorite finish, he uses the one that is the most appropriate... which is almost always shellac
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