I have used shellac for a number of projects and I like it. Some time ago I bought blond and garnet flakes and de-natured alcohol, which is easily bought in the hardware stores here in the US. A few summers ago my daughter was about to leave to be a counselor at a camp in the Adirondacks (a summer camp I went to when I was growing up). She turned to me and asked if I could quickly build a half dozen pin hole cameras for her to take along.
We cut the pieces, butt joined them (I was given 2d notice for this project), and you can see in the pictures, coated with shellac. I usually filter the shellac, but didn’t have that time. I’m going to switch to a hack brush like Paul used, I’ve a bunch of those brushes in the dark room.
I’ve only been a member of the group for a short time, and I look forward to working on the projects. The woodshop/garage has required a bit of cleaning, and I built a clamp cart to help organize the clamps and make some room on a bench I built 17y ago. A bit more cleaning, and maybe a warmer day (I’m in northern Colorado), and I start on a clock, I’ve already got the wood.
PeterAnonymous15 December 2012 at 9:05 pm #4887
I have never used shellac as yet, but it sure looks good on your pin hole cameras buddy nice job.
The clock is my next project, once I get my workbench finished.
Ken 😉Anonymous15 December 2012 at 9:21 pm #4890
short answer yes, Paul used a ready mixed shellac to finnish the clock.Anonymous16 December 2012 at 12:56 pm #4915
Here you go 😉
Paul usually uses pre mixed liberon sanding sealer on his projects, which is basically just a thinner version of the above french polish that is clear. It’s all shellac, just in different shades and different amounts of alcohol! Paul usually puts on 2/3 coats, then sands, put on another coats, then wire wools, then applies the furniture polish with wire wool before polishing with a show brush (-:
Hope that helps,
I work alongside Paul to plan and produce the videos for Woodworking Masterclasses
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