French polishing is one of those techniques that has fallen off the grid a little bit with time which is a shame as it produces such beautifully finished pieces of furniture. Gerald, a customer who bought one of our French Polishing DVDs agrees, and even put it to the test creating a coffee table as a wedding present! What a wonderful present.
Dear Mr. Savage,A year or two ago, I took advantage of your Christmas offers and bought a bundle of your DVDs. Among them was one on french polishing. I made a coffee table about the same time and left it unfinished for over a year but well protected with a cloth. I had an invitation to a wedding and on the suggested gift list was a coffee table. So… I just had to get and finish it. I am glad to say how useful I found your DVDs. Yes, it takes a lot of work – but the result is so worthwhile. As with many things in life knowing when to stop is a difficult judgement. In my case I ran out of time and it had to be delivered on the due date. One major thing I learnt was to charge the rubber away from the table. One drop accidentally spilled on the table top took me probably a couple of hours to sand out and dissipate.I attach a photo of the finished article together with a presentation bow for the wedding. I intended sending you a message of thanks before but have only recently found out how to get a mobile phone picture transferred to my laptop.Thank you for sharing your experience in your emailsYours sincerely,Gerald Matthews