|Forum topic by NikBrown||posted 12-23-2009 09:33 PM||847 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
12-23-2009 09:33 PM
I see lots of posts about varnish and lacquer on one end and just BLO on the other end. Over the last year of learning to do some woodworking I’ve kind of developed a goto finish technique. I started using this for the handles of refinished planes and decided I liked the look.
Anyway I wanted to see if you guys could see any down sides to what I’m doing. I just finished my stack of Christmas boxes with it so I hope it’s ok.
1. Hand plane everything smooth or sand to 220.
This process seems to leave me with a satin sheen that’s fairly close to the wood and is fairly fool proof to apply. The down side is it takes 2-3 days to do it. Can anyone see any other down side to this method. I can’t seem to find any record online of a similar process.
This really came about because I suck at finish application and the only part of this that can possibly be screwed up is the shellac, and you can always undo that with a bit more denatured etoh.
It’s certainly not durable enough for a high use table top… but for little things like boxes or plant stands (the 2 things I’ve really used it on) and other items that wont have a lot of interaction… it seems perfect.
Excuse the nubie woodworker if this is a stupid question or if I’m completely missing something.
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