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What To Do With This Board? #14: Finished!

05-27-2015 02:54 AM by Mean_Dean | 3 comments »

Hey Guys! Well, she’s all done! But first things first…... As we discussed in the last installment, I decided to use clear shellac, as opposed to amber shellac, since I couldn’t see any difference in the two shades on the test board I made up earlier. I chose to finish the box with shellac as it has no odor to it once it’s cured, unlike oil-based finishes like polyurethane. I applied the first coat, and let it dry for 2 hours. The box surface after the first coat was pretty rough, so I sanded it smooth with 320 grit. I’ve learned that any finish will raise the grain, some more than others, even oil-based. Shellac is thinned with denatured al...

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