Sunday, 10 July 2011

Red Wooden Heart, an Experiment in French Polishing

A wooden heart is the next experiment I’ll describe over the next few blogs.  Cutting out some heart shapes and glueing them together is not especially difficult, but I’d never worked with shellac before and I wanted to try out French polishing - I thought it was a bit of a challenge to French polish the end-grain of plywood.   

This is end result and it's a long way off from being perfect, I could have done way more layers, but the colour has a nice depth and ultimately I was pleased with the result as a first try.

I’ll break down the process over the next week.

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