In this class, students will learn 3 traditional wood finishing techniques. You'll start by preparing the materials using high angle hand planes and card scrapers, and then move onto the steps for smoothing and polishing wood. The traditional technique of French Polishing is regarded as the ultimate furniture finish, it has been practised by traditional furniture makers for centuries. You’ll learn how to mix and apply the shellac while getting hands-on instruction in the fine art of French Polishing. Our handmade Polissoir & 100% beeswax is an amazingly simple finish, yet a beautiful and renewable way of finishing wood will soon be one of your favourites. Modern Tried & True Varnish Oil will probably be the simplest of the wood finishes, this FDA approved, food safe oil finish preserves the natural grain and feel of the wood. An oil finish penetrates the wood fibres and provides an all natural, long-lasting protection.