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Built-in techniques
Wood turning
French polishing
Wood finishing        products
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Inside the studio
  Teintes à l'eau   Gomme laque
   Water-based stains for oak, mahogany, and cassel.   Shellac flakes (left) are dissolved in alcohol (right), to create the main component of French polish.
  Colle d'os   Colle d'os
   Pearls of bone glue pearls as they appear prior to being heated in a double boiler.   Dissolved bone glue after heating.
  Matine   Cire d'abeille
   Pore filler and the cotton wool used to apply it.   Beeswax in an elaborate mixture of turpentine and...
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