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Workshop by Bentley818 posted 03-06-2013 08:33 PM 534 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

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I’m new to working with shellac and to this forum so hopefully I’m posting this in a place where those in the know will see it.

Anyway, I have put on two thin base coats of shellac with a cloth and used 0000 steel wool between coats. It was a very uneven coating and you can easily see where it has penetrated the wood in some areas and has not in others. My stokes where visible too. So I went ahead and wet sanded with 320 grit paper to get rid of the high spots and added a thicker brushed on coat of shellac. Then sanded again with 320 grit paper and now added a thin coat using a cloth. Again my stokes are quit visible. I’m not looking for a super high gloss shine, this is a piece of vintage furniture and I’m just trying to get a gloss to simi gloss hard coat finish.

Will rubbing compound get rid of the stoke marks? Or do I need to sand again to knock off high spots and put on a thicker coat with a brush? Thanks for any advice you might have.

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#1 posted 03-06-2013 09:21 PM

Bentley, Welcome to Lumberjocks. This particular space is where you tell us about your workshop and hopefully put op some pictures about it. You can come back here as often as you like and put up new pictures of your shop or tell about improvements that you have made to it. Don’t worry, no body’s going to be hard on you. We’re a pretty easy going group of people here on Lumberjocks. We all try to get along and help each other as best as we can.

If you go up to the top and look at the main navigation buttons you can click on the button called ‘forums’, and then click on the button called ‘Show All Forums’. There is a forum under this page called ‘Finishing’. That one would be a good place to post your question about finishing.

You can go up to the top right and you will see ‘My Lumberjocks’

Click on that where the little arrow is and it will give you a dropdown list that includes ‘New Forum Topic’. This will lead you to where you can ask your question. You will have an editable page that has a place for the title and also a place for the body of your question. You will be prompted to say which forum that you want this to go in.

Again, I welcome you to Lumberjocks and I’m sure that you will enjoy it.

You should be able to come back to this workshop page and edit it and tell us about your shop. Enjoy Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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