In between French polishings sessions, I've been plugging away at some new stuff. The general theme lately has been the AVOIDANCE of noisy tools and sanding. SANDING IS THE WORST.
- Splitting some Port Orford cedar with an axe. It's fun.
- Made up a big old pile of black walnut and maple rosette tiles. Hopefully, this will last for a while...
- Planing and scraping back a completed rosette.
- French polishing and pore filling. I've gone back and forth with various pore filling techniques, but I always come back to the traditional pumice. It's really the best. All you need is some pumice, a bottle of booze, oil and shellac. It's quiet and kind of fun once you get the hang of it. Best of all, NO MASK AND NO SANDING!