French Polish: A Modern Approach for Luthiers & Woodworkers with Robbie O'Brien June 8-9, 2019


$330 tuition, $85 material fee payable to Robbie
Key Points:
*History and types of shellac
*How to make shellac from flakes
*Surface prep and pore fill
*French polish method
*Working with colored shellacs
*Antiquing and sizing techniques

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A shellac finish applied using the French polish method, has traditionally been viewed as a long and complicated process; but it doesn’t have to be. In this class Robbie will cover the history and types of shellac, how to prepare shellac from flakes, surface prep, pore filling, products and techniques, and most importantly, the technique he uses to completely finish a guitar in as little as a day. Students will learn how to use this versatile and very appealing finish using Robbie’s modern approach.
Students are welcome to bring guitars or other instruments as well as other small projects to work on in the class.

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There is an annual, nonrefundable registration fee of $45.

This registration fee is not a part of the class fee and is not deducted from the final balance due. This is the financial binding that locks you into the class and starts the registration process. This fee does not apply to students who only take one single day workshop.