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Posted on Shellacked Board thru Benchtop Planer?

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Loren

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#1 posted 383 days ago

As finishes go, I think shellac is less likely to dull the knives a
lot compared to other finishes. It’s pretty soft compared to
things like lacquer and the heavy finishes used in factory
furniture. Shellac can be softened with modest heat…
so putting the boards in the sun under a black tarp or
something like that should cause the shellac to get soft
and gummy. Then you’ll find you can get it off with a
paint scraper easily I think.

The alcohol is a good solution too I suppose. I’ve stripped
french polish that way.


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