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French Polishing & Enamelling a Practical Work of Instruction 1910

French Polishing & Enamelling a Practical Work of Instruction 1910

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Project Gutenberg's French Polishing and Enamelling, by Richard Bitmead This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: French Polishing and Enamelling A Practical Work of Instruction Author: Richard Bitmead R
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The Project Gutenberg eBook of French Polishing and Enamelling, by Richard Bitmeadhttp://ia700208.us.archive.org/8/items/frenchpolishinga17935gut/17935-h/17935-h.htm[12/01/2011 7:04:21 AM]
Project Gutenberg's French Polishing and Enamelling, by Richard BitmeadThis eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and withalmost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away orre-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License includedwith this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.orgTitle: French Polishing and EnamellingA Practical Work of InstructionAuthor: Richard BitmeadRelease Date: March 6, 2006 [EBook #17935]Language: EnglishCharacter set encoding: ISO-8859-1*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK FRENCH POLISHING AND ENAMELLING ***Produced by K.D. Thornton and the Online DistributedProofreading Team at http://www.pgdp.net
FRENCH POLISHING
AND
ENAMELLING
A Practical Work of Instruction
INCLUDING
NUMEROUS RECIPES FOR MAKING POLISHES, VARNISHES, GLAZE-LACQUERS,REVIVERS, ETC.
B
Y
RICHARD BITMEAD
AUTHOR OF "THE CABINET-MAKER'S GUIDE," "THE UPHOLSTERER'S GUIDE," ETC.
Fourth EditionLONDONCROSBY LOCKWOOD AND SON7, STATIONERS' HALL COURT, LUDGATE HILL1910
 
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PRINTED BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS, LIMITED, LONDON AND BECCLES.
AUTHOR'S PREFACE.
Early in the present century the method generally adopted for polishing furniture wasbyrubbing with beeswax and turpentine or with linseed-oil. That process, however, was neverconsidered to be very satisfactory, which fact probably led to experiments being made for thediscovery of an improvement. The first intimation of success in this direction appeared in the
 Mechanic's Magazine
of November 22, 1823, and ran as follows: "The Parisians have nowintroduced an entirely new mode of polishing, which is called
 plaque
, and is to woodprecisely what plating is to metal. The wood by some process is made to resemble marble, andhas all the beauty of that article with much of its solidity. It is even asserted by persons whohave made trial of the new mode that water may be spilled upon it without staining it." Suchwas the announcement of an invention which was destined ultimately to become a newindustry.The following pages commence with a description of the art of French Polishing in its earliestinfancy, care having been taken by the Author, to the best of his ability, to note all the newprocesses and manipulations, as well as to concisely and perspicuously arrange and describethe various materials employed, not only for French polishing but for the improvingandpreparation of furniture woods, a matter of great importance to the polisher. The arts of Staining and Imitating, whereby inferior woods are made to resemble the most costly, are alsofully treated, as well as the processes of Enamelling, both in oil-varnishes and French polish,together with the method of decorating the same. The condition of the art of polishing inAmerica is dwelt upon, and various interesting articles written by practical polishers in theStates, which appeared in their trade journal,
The Cabinet-maker 
, have been revised andprinted in this work.A number of valuable recipes, and other instructive matter, useful alike to the amateur and tothe practical workman, are also given.
CONTENTS.
THE IMPROVING AND PREPARATION OF FURNITURE WOODS.
 ImprovingMatchingPaintingDyed Polishes
STAINS AND IMITATIONS.
Imitation Mahogany
vvivii
 
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Imitation RosewoodImitation WalnutImitation EbonyImitation Oak Imitation Satin-woodA Blue StainA Green StainA Purple StainA Red StainImitation Purple-wood StainChemicals used in StainingProcess of StainingReady-made Wood Stains
 FRENCH POLISHING.
The Polish UsedRubbersPositionFilling-inApplying the PolishSpiriting-off Prepared SpiritsAntique StyleDull or Egg-shell PolishPolishing in the Lathe
CHEAP WORK.
GlazingStencillingCharcoal Polishing
 RE-POLISHING OLD WORK 
SPIRIT VARNISHING.
VarnishesBrushes and PencilsMode of OperationEast Indian Varnishes
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS.
Remarks on Polishing
viii

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