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Nicholas Hall

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#1 posted 01-07-2013 02:15 AM

Gfadvm: You make some truly stunning boxes. I love the maple and granadillo box. The quartersawn grain does seem much more pronounced with lacquer or shellac than it does with danish oil. A nice thing about shellac is that I can try to pop the quartersawn grain with the shellac, but I can also build a few coats of wiping varnish like waterlox over the shellac as well for protection. I’m curious to try a nice dark garnet dewaxed shellac, sand it off, and see if this pops the quartersawn grain similar to the dye method mentioned earlier. Thanks for the suggestion!

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