everything else is stopped. All other customers have to be patient and wait.
repair of a french polish is slow and tedious work.
It’s mostly a waiting game to let the alcohol evaporate and then go over again and again and again.
Try too fast and you run the risk of dissolving the original finish, go too slow and you get a messy, streaky result which you’ll have to sand and steelwool smooth before proceeding.
i’m getting ready to use a router so the ear muffs and binoculars are ready
What you see of the table is the under side.
I’m working on some failed glue joints/cracks in the wood.
Next week i’m going to flip it over and address the visible part
During the time that i have a very old piece of furniture in my shop, I like to keep the same values as in the customers home. That way the wood thinks it’s at home and doesn’t get stressed. It’s a safeguard for me.
It’s also important to apply the hide glue and the polish in a controlled environment.
you can see: I was throwing around moisture on Wednesday and thursday while loosening up old glue lines. After that it levels of real nice.
recording work is mostly done for myself.
It’s a good idea when projects are as extensive as this one.
Also reviewing past jobs gives me often good ideas how to tackle new ones.
(And yes, my faithful D7K got a big brother: Nikon D7100)
if you’re interested, Go see the work in progress: aiko-art.smugmug.com/Woodworking/table/29736145_FTRfCb#!i…
Isaac was born on the day that Thomas was diagnosed with Ostio Sarcoma. I know, he had giant paw prints to fill. But he’s doing it and with elegance I must say. Sometimes I think even gentler than Thomas ever was but then more playful. In any case: he’s a true Pyr: Watchful and concerned with his tasks, yet tender and loving for his friends and respectful of Miss J. Who’s actually the boss in this doghouse of ours. And in the mean time: loosing a lot of very fine winter fur all the time :)