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  1. #46
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    I used to bring 190 proof Everclear to my friends in CA when I visited

    No one could ever tell me why either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Hughes View Post
    Thin coats thatís what works the best. Slowly build 15 or more coats is normal but you have to thin it. I donít measure I just use simple test a drop on my finger it should be dry before I touch it with another finger.
    But then again I mix my own flakes from the shellac shack. It dries fast and itís also sand able and wonít corn up paper like the can shellac.
    I make a folded pad and wipe it with the grain. But thereís other ways.
    Lots of guys use shellac under other finishes not me. But I have use to control blotchy fir panels that need to be stained.
    If you can get canned shellac to work your going to love mixing it fresh.
    I described in my post on page two how I use shellac and have no experience with flakes but completely agree with the ease and beauty from many coats of shellac. This Padauk case was done with Bullseye Amber from the can. 12 coats.

    First 3 one after another an hour apart then #3 lightly sanded with 220 Garnet on a block. 4,5,and 6 each sanded. 7-11, with 2 or more hours in between, even more lightly rubbed with 0000 wool hand held folded flat. 12, believe it or not, a tip I found in FWW, just DNA on a cheesecloth pad run over the surface as close as I could get without touching it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill epstein View Post
    I described in my post on page two how I use shellac and have no experience with flakes but completely agree with the ease and beauty from many coats of shellac. This Padauk case was done with Bullseye Amber from the can. 12 coats.

    First 3 one after another an hour apart then #3 lightly sanded with 220 Garnet on a block. 4,5,and 6 each sanded. 7-11, with 2 or more hours in between, even more lightly rubbed with 0000 wool hand held folded flat. 12, believe it or not, a tip I found in FWW, just DNA on a cheesecloth pad run over the surface as close as I could get without touching it.

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    That settles it. I'm sending all my projects to you to finish.

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    Oh, you guys are talking about getting Shellacked.

    Hereís my recipe:
    In a Dairyís milk shipping container, a block of ice chipped to get through the neck.
    Add 4 bottles Everclear, 16 #10 cans of Hawaian Punch and let stand until itís party time.
    Youíll have a great Finish!

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    Hopefully, you've been successful by now, as I'm a little late to this party. You mentioned using a Taklon brush. A natural bristle brush should do a better job and is what is recommended on the TFWW site. Good brushes can be pricey are well worth it to me. I just dedicate one to shellac.

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