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11-12-2012 10:15 PM

Brushing lacquer finishing schedule and hardness - 5 replies

Sorry to bug you guys again but I find myself at a bit of a loss and Google isn’t helpful. I’m using the Deft brushing lacquer for the first time. From what I have heard on here and on the can, the lacquer is supposed to be dry in about 2 hours. Lacquer is one of the fastest drying finishes. I tried wet sanding some lacquer t...

11-06-2012 11:33 PM

2,000 grit sanding discs? - 2 replies

I’ve been looking for a source for 1,500 and 2,000 grit 6 inch sanding discs made by Norton abrasives. I’ve searched and searched and can’t find them. I’m 99% sure Norton manufactures sanding discs with grits that high. If for no other reason than the 1,000 grit discs you can buy from the Work Sharp people are Norton. ...

11-05-2012 12:16 AM

Getting a high gloss with lacquer - 18 replies

I did some searching on the Internet and on these forums and couldn’t find the information I was looking for. So here I am. Can someone please tell me what the steps and sequence are for getting a very high gloss finish with lacquer? I am using the Deft gloss brushing lacquer. I want to achieve a high gloss and smooth finish. The ...

10-30-2012 10:26 PM

Using the Work Sharp to flatten chisel backs - 14 replies

Hey there. I got the Narex mortise chisels a day ago. The first thing to do is flatten the backs. Doing this with sandpaper on glass is a laborious and time consuming chore. So I turned to my Work Sharp WS3000 to flatten the back of the chisel. I followed the suggested method in the manual and video. And what’s happening is that ...

10-26-2012 09:02 AM

No more shellac at Rockler - 23 replies

I stopped in at Rockler today. I picked up one of their 2 oz bags of shellac flakes (I want to try the “garnet” ones). And one of the employees showed me a memo they had gotten that Rockler stores were no longer going to sell shellac. Other than Zinsser in a can. The memo said that Rockler was having a really hard time getting sh...

10-22-2012 11:21 PM

What wax do you use over shellac? - 12 replies

I want to slap a coat of wax onto my shellac finish. I was hoping someone could suggest a good wax for this. Or for putting a protective coat of wax on any other finish for that matter. Thank you.

10-14-2012 09:34 PM

Trying to get a mirror finish with shellac - 43 replies

Greetings. I’ve recently began working with shellac. And while I’ve been able to achieve a finish that is pretty smooth to the touch but still hazy and not all that glossy. I’ve tried the following so far: FFFF pumice, rottenstone, wet or dry sandpaper (up to 2,500 grit), 3M micro finishing film, and an automotive polis...

10-10-2012 11:15 PM

Thoughts on the Narex mortise chisels? - 17 replies

Hello! I checked out the reviews for the Narex mortise chisels here. They seemed mixed and I was curious as to whether anyone had used these. I’ve been looking for an affordable set of mortise chisels and have had my eye on these for some time. My bench chisels just aren’t cutting it for chopping mortises. But from what I ca...

09-20-2012 11:44 AM

Please recommend a hardwood lumberyard in Portland, Oreon - 24 replies

I find myself nearly out of hard wood. I’ve been buying my hardwood at Rockler and Woodcraft. But it’s kind of spendy there and even though they say the boards are 4S they never really quite are. So I need to find a good lumberyard to patronize. Can anyone recommend a hardwood lumberyard in the greater Portland Metro Area of Or...

09-17-2012 04:11 AM

What is the advantage of garnet sandpaper? - 25 replies

I’ve had this burning question for some time….. is garnet sandpaper really superior for woodworking? I have a few sheets of garnet paper. But I mostly use the 3M Sandblaster or Norton 3X sandpapers. And I can’t find garnet sanding discs. Garnet sandpaper sheets are actually quite hard to find. And I have never found garnet...

09-12-2012 03:39 AM

Router advice sought - 69 replies

Folks, In the next couple of weeks I’m going to be getting my first router. I’ve already determined that the direction I intend to go is to get a router that I can change between fixed base and plunge. Please keep in mind I know next to nothing abour routers (but I am learning). I’ve figured out a few things from checki...

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