A look at some demonstrations of French Polishing techniques and other clips associated with the art itself
The art of French polishing, as seen in video form.
French polishing is a fine art which demands meticulous attention to detail and patience. It is best left to the professionals. Today, we at A.D. Woodcraft would like to share with you a few video clips on the process. So sit back, relax, and enjoy.
1. How to make a fad and rubber
Our first clip looks at how to make a fad and a rubber. Without this, French polishing would be impossible. It is the oldest tool in the French polisher’s toolkit.
2. Beeswax Furniture Polish – How to get the best results
In this clip by Gilboy’s Ltd, we look at how their beeswax polish can enhance your furniture – with reference to proper polishing techniques. Their polish is made from the beeswax of Buckfast Abbey’s beehives.
3. French polishing a ukulele
In Stephen McLean’s series of clips on making a concert ukulele, the sixteenth part focuses on the French polishing process.
4. French Polishing – before & after by Paleamber
We cannot resist a good Before and After clip, and Paleamber’s film is no exception. They also decry how such good furniture could be taken to the scrapheap.