Plantation Shutters #21: first shellac coat applied

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Blog entry by Holbs posted 01-10-2018 03:47 AM 344 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 20: Stiles, Rails, Louvers: all assembled ready for HVLP'ing Part 21 of Plantation Shutters series Part 22: 4 light coats of Sealcoat Shellac and all 8 frames. Looking mighty purdy. »

Now with my saw bench completed and before I start on joinery bench, I best finish my plantation shutter project. I needed a way to vertically hang my 8 shutters while drying. I saw this at a local auction and won it: a portable breakdown’able laundry hanger. Made hooks with my jack chain and 30lb fishing line. It works! Tried out the spray tent which also collapses to a small footprint. Lots of backspray as I did not have the back flap open but with garage door and man door open, cleared out the backspray quickly.
Found an irritating issue about sanding the first coat of shellac: I kept bumping the vertical hand piece of the shutters and having those little metal inserts pop out of their holes. Now the holes are damaged. Grr… unsure what to do about it tonite but will think on it.
Comparing the first coat of Zinsser Sealcoat shellac with my plantation shutters and window casings: these shutters sure were dry…sucked down almost a full pint just for first coat with HVLP sprayer. Don’t remember the window casings taking so much even though I wiped on.

before sanding:

after sanding with 400grit:

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