Sunday, 27 March 2011

Wobbly chairs and french polish!

Another afternoon course for the lovely folks from the local U3A group. This time their demonstration "wish list" included how to French polish, how to replace little bits of missing veneer and what to do with wobbly chairs!

We went through the processes needed to turn shellac flakes into polish, how to fill the wood grain and then build up a finish using a polishing rubber. Most people had a go and were surprised at just how much hard work it is building up the endless layers needed to get a deep shine to a piece of wood. Then we talked about animal glue and how to reglue loose joints in a chair........ preferably without having to take it apart too much.

It was fun and the time flew by.

1 comment:

Handcrafted by Picto said...

Sounds good fun but hard work.... I tried to fix a wobbly chair and it ended up in the children's room, it was so low they were the only ones who could sit on it. :o)

Jan x