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FRENCH POLISH

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Originally appearing in Volume V11, Page 154 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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FRENCH POLISH, a liquid for polishing wood, made by dissolving shellac in methylated spirit. There are four different " sets." After this is dry it should be oiled with linseed oil and thoroughly wiped off. The wood is then ready for the polish, which is put on with a rubber made of wadding covered with linen rag and well wetted with polish. The polishing process has to be repeated gradually, and after the work has hardened, the surface is smoothed down with fine glass-paper, a few drops of linseed oil being added until the surface is sufficiently smooth. After a day or two the surface can be cleared by using a fresh rubber with a double layer of linen, removing the top layer when it is getting hard and finishing off with the bottom layer.
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