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Posted on Old Reclaimed Brazilian Wood CounterTops, How to Finish?

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#1 posted 11-11-2010 06:16 PM

Yeah, the lac bug, lac tree thing is pretty interesting. Easy to swallow meds – complete with a coating of bug juices. Nice, right? Lots of uses. So, the alcohol would dissolve your shellac finish from what I hear. Denatured alcohol is what you use to thin shellac, clean it from your brush, etc., I believe. So spilling it on your finished piece would be bad news. I have lots of experience spilling drinks but not on shellac, so I defer to the guys out there who really know shellac. That goes for all your shellac questions. I’m betting there’s tons of shellac info elsewhere here on lumberjocks.

Well, anyhow, it sounds like you’re off in a direction already – I’d love to hear how it goes. Maybe post a pic or two if you can once you’re done? I’m thinking of pursuing Rubio Monocoat. If I do use it I’ll post a followup—-

Take care, Layla. Good luck!

-- "Take extra care not to lose what you feel" (Winwood/Capaldi/Wood)

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