|Project by lumberjoe||posted 01-31-2014 04:13 AM||2761 views||0 times favorited||21 comments|
I’m getting pretty good at the French polishing process and now that it is really too cold to work outside, and shellac is an inside-friendly finish – I just going around french polishing stuff.
This is a cribbage board that otherwise sucks. The cheap “self centering” wood destroyer I got from rockler with the template is terrible. It tears out like a dull roundover bit in endgrain.
This is maple and walnut. I first pore filled with my great grandfathers pumice which is over 100 years old (last pic) in the traditional manner. Then after about a dozen padding sessions I buffed it with Tripoli grade Rottenstone in the traditional manner. This is one of the nicest finishes I have produced to date. It is silky smooth and I can shave in it’s reflection.
Now to make something that isn’t worthy of the fireplace