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I'm steve from the UK but I live and work in Dubai.
I've been around wood must of my adult life. I started off as an antique restorer/French polisher and continued as a polisher till now. About 27 years! Give or take.

I've recently taken a position as a production manager for a joinery company, so the support I would get from this site will be essential to provide a safe and satisfactory products to our clients.
What I can offer you guys is, is an in depth and working knowledge of French polishing and modern finishing. Fire away with those questions. I look forward to sharing some well earned experience with you lot.

Many thanks for having me

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Hi Steve and welcome to the forum. Do you always use the same color shellac and what cuts do you use?

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Hi Charles, and thanks a lot. Looking to learn a few things about woodworking now I'm here.
About the shellac.... No, all different colours my friend, it will depend on the furniture or what the client wants. Not really sure what you mean by cuts? Must be a transatlantic terminology thing ;-)
If you mean the shell size of the shellac, for me small is best but my wife wouldn't agree with that.

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Hello Steve, really pleased to see you join the community, welcome to Router Forums!
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Hi Charles, and thanks a lot. Looking to learn a few things about woodworking now I'm here.
About the shellac.... No, all different colours my friend, it will depend on the furniture or what the client wants. Not really sure what you mean by cuts? Must be a transatlantic terminology thing ;-)
If you mean the shell size of the shellac, for me small is best but my wife wouldn't agree with that.

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I was referring to the alcohol/shellac mix ratio. What terminology are you familiar with?

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Welcome to the forum Steve.

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Enjoy the knowledge of others that can be found within.

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Hi Charles,
I see.... I'm not used to mixing my own polish. Just because we don't need to and back in the UK it's a problem to buy the alcohol needed to dilute the shellac.
There's many good suppliers out there who provide excellent polishes in all forms of shellac.
Although if I were to mix my own then it would be 100g to 500ml and using a good quality IMS.

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Thanks for the welcome. I'm looking forward to learning a few things from you old guys..... ;-)
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