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Small Secretary With Tambour Door #11: Applying an Oil and Shellac Finish

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Blog entry by Guy Dunlap posted 03-22-2015 09:13 PM 1550 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: Pre-Assembly and Back Part 11 of Small Secretary With Tambour Door series Part 12: Hardware and Final Assembly »

First a coat of boiled linseed oil is applied, and then 4 coats of amber shellac. I also show my method of mixing my own shellac. The grain on the drawers really popped and they look great!

As always, I welcome your questions and comments!

http://youtu.be/xsCpmD2PyAA

-- Guy, Indianapolis, IN - https://www.youtube.com/user/GuysWoodshop - Instagram – https://instagram.com/guyswoodshop/



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gfadvm

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#1 posted 03-23-2015 12:27 AM

Guy, I followed the whole build and am in awe of your skill. This turned out absolutely amazing!!! Shellac has also become my favorite finish but I don’t mix my own.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#2 posted 03-23-2015 02:10 AM



Guy, I followed the whole build and am in awe of your skill. This turned out absolutely amazing!!! Shellac has also become my favorite finish but I don t mix my own.

- gfadvm

Thanks! You should try making your own. Very easy to do, and it gives you a lot more control of the color.

-- Guy, Indianapolis, IN - https://www.youtube.com/user/GuysWoodshop - Instagram – https://instagram.com/guyswoodshop/

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#3 posted 03-23-2015 02:58 AM

The finish looks great. Fantastic project and video series.

-- Julian

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#4 posted 03-23-2015 07:43 PM

Guy, such a great project! You do fantastic work and your videos are so informative! Thanks for taking the time and effort to create them. We are all benefitting from them!

-- Doug - Montgomery, Tx

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#5 posted 03-23-2015 09:49 PM



The finish looks great. Fantastic project and video series.

- Julian

Thanks Julian!

-- Guy, Indianapolis, IN - https://www.youtube.com/user/GuysWoodshop - Instagram – https://instagram.com/guyswoodshop/

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#6 posted 03-23-2015 09:50 PM



Guy, such a great project! You do fantastic work and your videos are so informative! Thanks for taking the time and effort to create them. We are all benefitting from them!

- DougN

Hey Doug! I am glad you took something away from the videos. Hearing that makes it worthwhile for me.

-- Guy, Indianapolis, IN - https://www.youtube.com/user/GuysWoodshop - Instagram – https://instagram.com/guyswoodshop/

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#7 posted 03-23-2015 10:21 PM

Guy, quick question. How do you like your Grizzly jointer? Looking at getting one and would really appreciate your thoughts!

-- Doug - Montgomery, Tx

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#8 posted 03-23-2015 10:26 PM



Guy, quick question. How do you like your Grizzly jointer? Looking at getting one and would really appreciate your thoughts!

- DougN

Doug, it is an absolute beast. I did go with the helical head, and very glad I did. The parallel beds once set up and fine tuned just work. When I got mine, the fence was warped a little. No problem. Called Grizzly and their customer service is everything they say it is. No questions, no BS. They just shipped me out a new one. I was so happy with the jointer, that I also bought the 17” bandsaw. It had a lot to do with the service. The only thing is I am wishing I would have the gotten the 12”.

-- Guy, Indianapolis, IN - https://www.youtube.com/user/GuysWoodshop - Instagram – https://instagram.com/guyswoodshop/

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#9 posted 03-24-2015 12:23 PM

Thanks Guy. That is what I thought about the jointer! Isn’t it always that once you get a certain size jointer you wish you would have gotten the next size up. Looking forward to your next project.

-- Doug - Montgomery, Tx

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#10 posted 03-25-2015 01:09 PM

You are a fine craftsman Guy. This is a beautiful piece

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#11 posted 03-25-2015 11:04 PM



You are a fine craftsman Guy. This is a beautiful piece

- Roger

Thanks Roger. I have been called many things in my life, and craftsman is a first!

-- Guy, Indianapolis, IN - https://www.youtube.com/user/GuysWoodshop - Instagram – https://instagram.com/guyswoodshop/

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