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Instructor: Gregg Perry

Workshop Fee:
NAWCC member
$215 Early Bird (before 3/19/2014)

$240 Regular

Non Member

$255 (Early Bird (before 3/19/2014)

$280 Regular

Lab Fee: $85.00

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School of Horology
514 Poplar Street
Columbia, PA 17512
Phone: 717-684-8261 ext.237 

Shellac Film Finish Restoration and French Polishing

Many collectors wooden clock cases finishes have oxidized, been deteriorated by environmental conditions or abused from neglect. This short course will provide the collector with the capability of rejuvenating his cases finishes with little to no finish experience in the past. When a film finish begins to break down, the next step is that the environment can undermine the veneer and cause delamination.  Hammer veneering will be demonstrated if this is the case.  Theory, demonstration and hands on practice for students in the following areas; materials, French polishing, brush application, wood surface blemish repairs, coloring in repairs using reversable techniques, moving existing patina and finish over the newly repaired area.  Students will see how easy, fast and inexpensive it is to breath new life into their wood cases just like a professional conservator.  Students are required to bring in their own clock cases to work on, ie 4 or 5 mantles or OGEE'S.


The workshop will be held at the NAWCC School of Horology on Saturday-Sunday between the hours of 8:00 and 4:00. This includes two 15 minute breaks and 1 hour for lunch.



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