Re: [MedievalSawdust] Novice Woodworking Questions
> I can only speak for myself. Doweling jig can be made with a sectionof
> alum. "L" angle that works very well. I made a few for differentthickness
> of wood years ago and still use them. Poplar is a good wood to use inplace
> of Oak and here in the south is know as poor mans Oak. Dove tails takeone
> practices and you will waste some wood, try using half laps, box joints or
> rabbits. Go to the library and check out the book of Roy Underhill, good
> starting point. A table saw is a great thing to have but a good quality
> is a pleasure and a real time saver. It will pay in the long run to spendI think I'll buy one to get started with and ake one later as I get better
> the money on a good one not a cheap one.
at this sort of thing.
>Question When was French polish with rotten stone and pumis(sp) start being18th c. is the earliest I've seen reference to it.
French polishing uses shellac. The earliest English reference to shellac
appears to be a 1594 description by a fellow travelling in India, who saw
the locals using it. I have no idea if the Italians or other Europeans
were using it before then - it's quite possible, as the English were
notoriously backward about such things.
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