Posts Tagged ‘Shellac’

Rounding up on Shellac – Last Post

To read more about choosing a finish on our Common Woodworking site, click here. To read more about what finishes to buy, click here. Rounding Up On Shellac I was asked if the violet colourant makes a difference to the coat clarity or does it evaporate with the spirit as drying comes to completion. The…

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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

To read more about choosing a finish on our Common Woodworking site, click here. To read more about what finishes to buy, click here. 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…

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Making and Using Shellac – Just a Few Thoughts

To read more about choosing a finish on our Common Woodworking site, click here. To read more about what finishes to buy, click here. Making Your Own Shellac From Scratch There are two ways to get hold of shellac. You can buy it in premixed cans like Zinsser or Liberon or you can mix your…

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Shellac video is on YouTube

To read more about choosing a finish on our Common Woodworking site, click here. To read more about what finishes to buy, click here. 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…

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How to apply shellac as practical wood finish

To read more about choosing a finish on our Common Woodworking site, click here. To read more about what finishes to buy, click here. Brushing on Shellac: A Glass-like Finish I use shellac for all of my projects; either as single sanding coat before painting or varnishing, or as a full finish. Many sanding sealers…

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