My next French Polishing ~ furniture restoration workshop in Colac is happening on the weekend of Saturday 18th April & Sunday 19th April 2015 Location: Colac High School Woodwork Room, off Ross Street, Colac. For more info please contact: Norm 0407 801 750 or Colin 0406 742 215 or email Cliff Tann [firstname.lastname@example.org].
What should I bring?
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Two small pieces of furniture – drawers, chairs, cupboards doors, wine or hall table. They can be old or new as I have a lot of students who bring new articles of furniture which they wish to finish. Carvings and old picture frames are a great project to bring as well. If you are in doubt please do not hesitate to email or ring me on 03 52315738.
ONE piece of timber (must be machined) – approx. 30cm long x 20cm wide x 2cm thick. Blackwood, cedar, oak or pine.
This will be used as a sample. You can pre sand your sample if you like.
ONE Tin paint stripper
ONE Bottle of Metho.
ONE Bottle of Turps.
ONE Bottle of French Polish. Best brand obtainable from me at discount price*
ONE Polishing cloth (Cheese cloth)*
THREE 2.5cm to 3cm good quality brushes (NOT nylon)*
ONE sheet of sand paper 180 grit (0 grade)*
ONE sheet of sand paper 220 grit (00 grade)*
ONE sheet of wet and dry paper 600 grit*
ONE scraper (type with single edge blade in it)*
ONE steel wool 00 grade*
ONE cork block for holding sand paper*
FOUR pieces of worn cotton sheeting (like lawn) approx 30cm X 30cm or old worn hankies
ONE piece of worn cotton flannelette, for waxing – ½ an old bedsheet
ONE squat jar, with air tight lid to hold rubber in
THREE jars to clean brushes in
ONE two litre ice cream container or other container (empty)
Newspaper and plenty of old rags
* Can be purchased from the tutor on the day of class
It is a very good idea to take a photo of the furniture you are going to work on, so you will have a before and after – then you can brag! If you have any spare photos I would appreciate adding them to my collection. Thank you.
This is my 30th year running classes. I have had over 7,000 students throughout Australia & New Zealand in that time! Private classes and small groups including accommodation can be arranged. Email or ring me on 03 52315738 me for more info.
Old Colac High School Woodwork Room, off Ross Street, Colac.
Neville Beechey PO Box 275 Colac 3250 Victoria Australia