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#1 posted 02-03-2018 05:34 PM

There is a big difference between friction polish and French polish. Friction polish uses the heat generated during application to cure the finish.
http://azwoodturners.org/pages/tips/HomemadeFrictionPolish.pdf

French polish is a two stage finish. First stage uses a pad with shellac, light oil (such as walnut oil) and pumice applied by hand with a small pad. The pumice is an abrasive that cut the wood lightly and fills the pores in the wood the shellac dries and keeps the pores filled. A second pad is used after the pore filling is complete with shellac and some oil as a lubricant. The shellac is rubbed onto the surface many times. This is a time consuming finish as you put many light coats of shellac on building the finish.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID


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