OK, The French Veneer (at last) #17: Home Stretch- French Polish and Pig Suede

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Blog entry by shipwright posted 04-19-2015 05:25 AM 3371 reads 3 times favorited 43 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well I’m back home in Canada and after getting a bunch of household maintenance jobs out of the way and spending a very long time getting the surfaces perfectly filled, I have finally started on the finishing. It won’t be long now!

Here are a few shots and a couple of videos I made today. At this point there are only two or three bodying sessions in the polish but it is coming up really well.

This is the first trial fit of the burgundy pig suede that will line the drawers.

I hope to get this posted shortly but thought a few sneak peaks were in order.

Thanks for looking in


-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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Luke Addington

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#1 posted 04-19-2015 05:36 AM

Beautiful, incredible work. It was a joy to see this in person. Photos cannot capture its full beauty. Congratulations on this project Paul!

-- Luke,

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#2 posted 04-19-2015 06:32 AM

really beautiful. can’t wait to see the assembled furniture.

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#3 posted 04-19-2015 06:34 AM

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#4 posted 04-19-2015 07:43 AM

Absolutely magnificent work! Thanks for providing us with amazing eye candy.

-- Ron, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#5 posted 04-19-2015 08:47 AM

that`s really great, it is Chinese flower, very famous one

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#6 posted 04-19-2015 10:43 AM

Just incredible, Paul You are my hero.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#7 posted 04-19-2015 11:14 AM

Paul, After I finish my boat I plan to take classes on this process at woodcraft. It is beautiful work…


-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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#8 posted 04-19-2015 12:32 PM

Really nice, Paul. Can’t wait to see it all together.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#9 posted 04-19-2015 01:42 PM

Paul, I am in awe of all your work but this is way over the top! This looks like a priceless antique museum piece. Not sure you can ever top this one but I know you’ll try!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#10 posted 04-19-2015 03:30 PM

Paul it will soon be another priceless work of art….........You are the master!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 04-19-2015 03:34 PM

Absolutely Awsomealistic… What else can I say that has not already been said?

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#12 posted 04-19-2015 03:41 PM

very incredible, i have so enjoyed the journey on this Paul, your climb to excellence has been one i have so admired, i dont know what you will do in the future, and i know you have ideas already, thank you for bringing us along , you have certainly raised the mark…i was watching a youtube video of this mans shop and he showed a tool called the donkey, i dont think i would enjoy using it compared to the chevy…have you seen this tool and do you have any comments on it…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#13 posted 04-19-2015 03:53 PM

Like Indiana Jones said, “It belongs! In a museum!”

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#14 posted 04-19-2015 04:51 PM

Truly magnificent!

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#15 posted 04-19-2015 05:10 PM


-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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