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A George II Walnut Serpentine Chest – Part Seven

The external surfaces of the chest were washed down with hot soapy water to remove any wayward glue, grime and fingerprints. The chest was then stained and the first lick of spirit varnish applied to seal it (fig. 1). The … Continue reading

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Polishing…

Is to give brightness to any subſtance. The method of polishing amongst cabinet-makers is various, as required in different pieces of work. Sometimes they polish with bees wax and a cork for inside work, where it would be improper to … Continue reading

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Making an English Comb-back Windsor Chair – Part Six

There’s a very marked difference between the mild to warm winters here in the Antipodes and winters back home in the Northern Hemisphere: I do most of my work outdoors (my small ‘workshop’ basically amounts to tool storage only) and … Continue reading

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A Hepplewhite Sofa

I am instructed we need a new sofa – and I have to agree really. The pair of sofas we dragged here from our previous location is typical of much modern commercially made furniture; they suffer a total absence of … Continue reading

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