Tips and Tricks

Our blog posts sometimes feature handy woodwork related tips and tricks. We have and will continue to collect them all together for you here on this page in the hope that you will find them useful and be able to refer back to this page at your leisure and eventually we will have a library of lessons learned.

Please note that anything published below is shared in good faith as a result of personal experience. Woodwork takes a lifetime to master and we at ‘a wood adventure’ are at the beginning of this journey.


Burnishing

After sanding to your highest grit, rub the wood with hessian – it burnishes the wood to make it shiny and smooth – then you can apply your finish.


French Polishing

When using shellac less is more! Thinning down pre made polish 50/50 with more metho (shellac polish is just shellac flakes dissolved into metho (1:4) doing this makes it so much easier to apply and so much more forgiving when, if like me you inevitably stuff it up!!


Do you have any feedback, tips or tricks you would like to share with us?

Do you have any feedback, tips or tricks you would like to share with us?

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