|Forum topic by swirt||posted 1149 days ago||1277 views||1 time favorited||9 replies|
1149 days ago
I just read an article in the most recent Fine Woodworking (Dec 2010 No 215) on “Why Finish Wood.” (p78) The article itself had very little of anything great in it, mainly a little bit of compare and contrast between oil, shellac and poly… nothing ground breaking. There was a table in there though that surprised me.
It does help explain why the 6 panel pine doors on my bathrooms seem to hold up well and not get too bent out of shape with the humidity from the shower.
The same issue has a great though slightly disgusting article on the process of making shellac. Now every time I use shellac all I can picture is some guy holding the shellac blob in his mouth as he uses his feet, hands and mouth to stretch it out. Still one of my favorite finishes.
-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com