Flexner on Finishing: French Polishing Myths

Linen and more.

By Bob Flexner
Pages: 60-62

From the December 2011 issue #194
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Three times in the last year, articles have appeared in major woodworking magazines instructing readers to use linen for the outer cloth in a French polishing pad. No explanation, just the instruction.
This brought back memories from 30 years ago of my running all over town searching unsuccessfully for linen because I had just read the same instruction: Linen is “best.”

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From the December 2011 issue #194
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