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Polishing

Polishing

Cheap polishing mops and compounds are a false economy. Good quality compound should have a high concentration of abrasive grit held in a suitable waxy matrix. When applied to a thick, tightly stitched sisal or calico polishing mop they give a fast cut, excellent control and a uniform finish.

We recommend British made Canning-Lippert polishing compounds, which have outperformed everything else we've tried. Our Calico mops have thick leather supports and riveted staple construction, guaranteed to be free of folds, seams and creases they will deliver many years of reliable service.

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  1. Alfie Shine Hard Wax Polish 60ml

    £9.50

    Alfie Shine is a proper, old fashioned, hard wax polish with the addition of some special natural ingredients, from a recipe found in a 17th century instrument maker’s notebook and so doesn't contain any solvents at all.

    Applied in thin coats (a little goes a very long way) with a soft cloth or a clean shoe brush for larger surfaces, Alfie Shine penetrates and nourishes dry wood. With successive applications, the resins grad...

  2. Alfie Shine Polishing Kit

    Regular Price: £24.90

    Special Price £19.92

    Supplied in a presentation tube, this Alfie Shine Polishing Kit makes the perfect gift for anyone who loves working with wood.

    Contains:

    • x2 60ml tins of Alfie Shine Hard Wax Polish,
    • an Alfie Shine Pure Bristle Brush and 
    • Alfie Shine Polishing Cloth
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  3. Alfie Shine Hard Wax Polish Fragrance Free 60ml

    £9.50

    This version of Alfie Shine is made without the addition of any fragrance, making it perfect to use on food use items such as bowls, chopping boards and spoons without tainting the food.

    Alfie Shine is a proper, old fashioned, hard wax polish with the addition of some special natural ingredients, from a recipe found in a 17th century instrument maker’s notebook and so doesn't contain any solvents at all.

    Applied in t...

  4. Alfie Shine Pure Bristle Brush

    £7.50
    After much searching we managed to find a brush manufacturer in England who could supply us with exactly the right bristle texture for applying Alfie Shine on larger surfaces. It needed to be a natural material, stiff enough to hold its shape, yet supple enough to find its way into fine mouldings and details. The densely packed natural bristle bundles are well mounted on a very slightly curved beech handle with fluted sides. The perfect tool f...
  5. Alfie Shine Raw Cotton Polishing Cloth

    £4.50

    A proper polishing cloth, made in England from 100% natural, raw unbleached cotton with a soft velvet like raised nap on one face and the original woven texture on the reverse.

    All four edges are sewn to prevent fraying, the cloth can be washed and reused many times over.   Dimensions:  10” x 10”

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  6. Autosol Metal Polish

    £5.95
    Winner of three international gold medals, the original Autosol (formerly Solvol-Autosol) metal polish was first formulated by Otto Durst in Germany in 1929. Autosol uses chemistry rather than abrasion to clean away tarnishing, heat bluing, minor rust stains and leaves a deep, long lasting shine. Applied with a soft cloth or brush and buffed to a rich lustrous finish, Autosol leaves behind a thin wax coating that protects the surface. The m...
  7. Chromium Oxide Paste

    £18.40

    100% pure chromium oxide mixed with a little oil to make the ultimate strop paste to polish and refine the cutting edge.

    Chromium Oxide (Cr2O3 ) is a superfine, 0.3 micron, polycrystalline abrasive, it is the mineral that gives green polishing compound it’s colour.

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  8. Calico Polishing Mop 150mm (6 inch)

    £10.50
    6" diameter double stitched Calico mop designed for use with the tapered spindle adapter on either a bench grinder, lathe or bench mounted drill. The calico mop is softer than the sisal one and intended for use with all polishing compounds other than black, we recommend using a separate mop for each grade of compound. There are cheaper mops on the market but quite frankly you get what you pay for, these are proper tools, robustly made fro...
  9. Sisal Polishing Mop 150mm (6 inch)

    £10.50
    6" diameter double stitched sisal mop designed for use with the tapered spindle adapter on either a bench grinder, lathe or bench mounted drill. The sisal mop is more aggressive than the calico one and intended for use with black compound for first stage surface preparation prior to polishing. There are cheaper mops on the market but quite frankly you get what you pay for, these are proper tools, robustly made from good quality materials ...
  10. Workshop Heaven Metal Polishing Kit

    £63.00

    The Workshop Heaven Metal Polishing Kit contains:


    • 1 bar of Canning-Lippert Carbrax Polishing Compound

    • 1 bar of Canning-Lippert Pink Compound

    • 1 Bar of Traditional Jewellers Rouge

    • 1 Sisal Polishing Mop

    • 2 Calico Polishing Mops

    • 1 Tapered Spindle Adapter (Pigtail)

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  11. Traditional Jewellers Rouge

    £9.30
    Used by jewellers with a calico mop for final polishing of gold, brass, copper, nickel, plastics and horn to a mirror finish. It is excellent for smoothing the finished edge on a tool and squeezing the last ounce of sharpness from the steel. Because it is so fine you can touch up an edge more times between sharpenings than you could with pink. Jewellers Rouge is also a favourite for applying to leather hand strops as a cheaper alternative t...
  12. Canning-Lippert Carbrax Medium Greasy Polishing Compound

    £10.40
    This fast cutting, British made, industrial polishing compound is perfect for initial stage polishing. Used with a sisal polishing mop on stainless or non-stainless steels Carbrax polishing compound leaves a very slightly misted surface. For best results apply the compound to the moving mop and leave it spinning for a minute to allow the wax to re-harden, this simple step will allow you to work for longer between applications and reduces wa...
  13. Tapered Spindle Adapter (pigtail)

    £8.25
    A high quality, 6mm shank tapered spindle adapter designed for use with polishing mops. Can either be used in a lathe with a 3 jaw chuck or in a securely mounted electric drill. Mops for different abrasives can be spun on and off without removing the pigtail from the chuck....
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