Making Your Own Shellac From Scratch

Making shellac is a simple process whereby we dissolve the flakes of shellac we buy into 190-proof denatured alcohol which we either buy through license here in the UK or we use Methylated spirits, which is denatured alcohol with an added violet colouring and any of a number of other additives that make the Meths […]

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Finishing With Shellac – Enhancing Your Work

We concluded the Tool Chest Build a few short months ago on the woodworkingmasterclasses.com online instruction for woodworkers and it was a great success all round. Below is how it looked after we finished it using brushed-on shellac as a practical yet beautiful protective finish. Finishing with shellac is very simple and effective and especially […]

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Shellac video is on YouTube

Here is the dovetailed box I did on YouTube; to show how to apply shellac with a brush. I am using an artist’s 1″ Hake brush, which I use for most of my finishing. For a more detailed article on shellac see my earlier blog from April 2011. I think that we have been deceived […]

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