18th Century Beeswax Wood Finishing with a French Polissoir (Don Williams Workshop Tour Part 4)

18th Century Beeswax Wood Finishing with a French Polissoir (Don Williams Workshop Tour Part 4)
Don Williams shows how to use a French Polissoir (polisher) with a beeswax pasted wax to burnish and polish furniture as was done in the 18th century. See the article & photos here: http://woodandshop.com/don-williams-beeswax-wood-finish-with-french-polissoir-workshop-tour-part-4

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18th Century Beeswax Wood Finishing with a French Polissoir (Don Williams Workshop Tour Part 4)

14 thoughts on “18th Century Beeswax Wood Finishing with a French Polissoir (Don Williams Workshop Tour Part 4)”

  1. could have used better camera angle and close ups. too much glare at that vantage point. going to check out your product. tx

  2. I still can't find a reasonable source for shellac wax that doesn't want to sell me 50 lbs or charge 20 dollars per lb.

  3. Outstanding. I'm a finisher myself since '82 or so and this is great. I've read about it a little but never really looked into it. Great to see it for real. Thanks. I'll be checking out the rest of the tour and Don's website. Just recently subbed here or I would have missed this.

  4. I did something similar with some wood chucks from some walnut wood a few months ago I discovered it by accident but I really thought it was cool. I gave up on it though because I didn't know what I was doing but you sir have proven that this is a logical and surefire way to finish and now I will definitely take note and apply this archaic knowledge and useful wisdom to my craft. I have a few videos, I'm just starting woodworking and I find it breathtaking and meditative. Thank you once again sir.

  5. Thats the first time I see a French Polissoir in use. Thanks for sharing, thumbs up.

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