Welcome to the last Newsletter of the year. Thank you for reading them, I hope you’ve picked up a few nuggets of advice on the way.
As it’s nearly Christmas, I wonder if I could ask a small favour? I’ve realized over the year how much importance is placed on reviews these days. (That’s probably why some companies drive their customers mad asking for them.). We offer our online customers the choice to opt in to leave a review, but we only ask once, rather than send countless ‘reminders’. But if you feel so inclined, you can always leave us a review on Google, please.
And if you haven’t already, don’t forget to put a note in your diary to join us for our Twixmas Quiz on 28 December, 7.30pm on our YouTube Channel. Just click this >>>LINK<<< to set a reminder.
My comments last week about how to store the Buffing Wheel Kit generated some correspondence, including an email from Martyn W with his take on it. He has three of the round plastic tubs that chocolates come in (Celebrations, Quality Street, etc). He keeps one wheel in each tub, stacks them inside each other, and puts a lid on the top one. This keeps the wheels clean and in the same place. As there might be a few such tubs around after Christmas, this could be a good time to mention this idea.
Another recent question asked about the best way to maintain a dining room table – you might be wondering the same if you’ve got guests coming, and want to make sure everything is looking good.
Maintenance on a finish needn’t be hard work. As long as the existing finish is in good condition, there’s not a lot that needs to be done. The simplest solution here is to use a quality wax, such as WoodWax 22 or Microcrystalline Wax. The latter has a very slight edge, as it will be more resistant, so if something gets spilt on the surface, it should clean up easily enough.
After dinner (possibly well after dinner!), a quick buff with a soft cloth should bring it back to perfection, and, if needed, a little more wax can be applied to remove most stubborn marks.
Combining elements of the two questions above, this one came in via our Conkers Facebook group. The C Wheel in the Buffing Kit is used for applying and buffing wax; can different waxes be used on the same wheel?
I’m not a fan of using WoodWax 22 with the Buffing Wheels (although I know that some people do), so I wouldn’t advise that, but it’s fine to use Carnauba Wax and the Microcrystalline Wax (stick or paste) with the same wheel. A good suggestion was made that, if unsure, a rough cut scrap of wood held against the turning wheel will remove any unwanted wax.
That’s all the questions for this year, until the quiz, anyway!
Did you catch our special Weekender Bulletin interview with Nathanael Griffiths last weekend? If not, you can still read it >>>HERE<<<.
I hope I’ll see you on the 28th, do pop in and say hello and answer some questions. I’ll send out a little reminder a couple of hours before the quiz starts.
Have a fantastic Christmas, the Newsletter will be taking a short break, but we’ll be back early in 2024.
With very best wishes