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Side post : ancient wood finishing recipes from the French Masters (Boulle & Watin)

11-27-2017 10:05 AM by Sodabowski | 6 comments »

Hi Jocks, in a blog post from my buddy Shipwright, where he experiments with finishes and their relationship with colorfastness of the wood, I talked a bit about sandarac. LJ member Longcase contacted me by direct message to inquire about that stuff. Long story short, sandarac is the resin produced by a tree, and has been used for centuries for wood finishes, along with the other classics that are shellac, elemi, mastic, and the many essential oils like aspic. The guys at the C2RMF, where I pursued my Physics Master Degree internship, have experimented with these ancient recipes, and given the freaking technical means that they have (anyone heard of the AGLAE particle accelerator?),...

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