Full Chisel Blog

August 3, 2012

Speaking of Shellac and French Polish

Filed under: Alchemy,Finishing,Furniture,Historical Material,Of Interest — Stephen Shepherd @ 11:53 am

Here is an interesting quote, I would like to thank Vic Hubbard for sending me part of this book:

‘Of course, the operator must always bear in mind, during the several operations, that care and cleanliness are two necessary factors, and without them, there can be no such thing as satisfactory results.  A slovenly workman should never attempt to polish, for no good can come from it.  In all my experience, which covers many years, I have never known of a careless or slovenly man making good work in this particular department.’

Fred T. Hodgson

Hodgson’s New Hardwood Finishing, Including Wood Manipulation Staining And Polishing

The publication was in the early 20th century.


1 Comment »

  1. “Slovenly”. A marvelous word!

    Comment by Gary Roberts — August 3, 2012 @ 2:25 pm

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