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Forum topic by Karda posted 06-15-2017 01:58 AM 1459 views 1 time favorited 24 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-15-2017 01:58 AM

Capt. Eddie recommends a home made finish made of equal parts of white shellac, boiled linseed oil and denatured alcohol. Is it a good finish, and is rubbing alcohol the same as denatured. I flunked chemistry. Thanks Mike


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#1 posted 06-15-2017 02:46 AM

I’ll let the more expert guys comment on the overall recipe you’re talking about. But I can say that rubbing alcohol is not the same as denatured. For one, rubbing alcohol is diluted with water, and two, it’s isopropyl alcohol, which I don’t believe is the same as the base alcohol for the denatured product — usually ethanol.

All denatured alcohol is is grain alcohol that’s been made unfit for consumption so they can sell it outside of a liquor store. In fact, some finishers say that Everclear is a better solvent for shellac flakes due to its purity.

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#2 posted 06-15-2017 02:49 AM

ok thanks

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#3 posted 06-15-2017 02:56 AM

Eddie’s finish also known as French Polish is one of the most valuable finishes there is. If you have a flaw, run or blemish, all you have to do is reapply it locally and it blends in with the dried finish. I used it in school in 1949 on my first lathe project. Your portions are correct. The best finish is several coats then heat it up with higher revs until the final polish comes thru. I love it!

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#4 posted 06-15-2017 03:17 AM

I used it for about a year. It’s okay for decorative items but doesn’t seem to hold a shine. I think it’s too much oil. Sanding is so easy on the lathe it doesn’t save much effort. I tossed it and just use straight shellac or poly.

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#5 posted 06-15-2017 03:25 AM

ok how about mineral oil and bees wax, I need something for food and also I am not a fan of real shiny

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#6 posted 06-15-2017 05:23 AM

That would be my choice for food. They say that all finishes are food safe when cured but … I’m a little skeptical still.

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#7 posted 06-15-2017 05:43 AM



That would be my choice for food. They say that all finishes are food safe when cured but … I m a little skeptical still.

- Rick M

There’s more bad “stuff” in the food you buy @ the grocery store than in a fully cured finish…....just saying.

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#8 posted 06-15-2017 07:11 AM



There s more bad “stuff” in the food you buy @ the grocery store than in a fully cured finish…....just saying.
- AlaskaGuy

And you believe that why?

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#9 posted 06-15-2017 07:20 AM

because its true, I know processed food can be pretty nasty but I don’t want to add to iti i would rather use a safe finish if i could.

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#10 posted 06-15-2017 07:23 AM

There s more bad “stuff” in the food you buy @ the grocery store than in a fully cured finish…....just saying.
- AlaskaGuy

And you believe that why?

- Rick M

Because I can read, and my doctor is always telling me there’s bad “stuff” in the foods I like. The FDA tell us there’s bad “stuff” in our food. I’d rather eat off a varnished table than drink the water in Flint.
I’d venture to say food is killing way more people the a cured finish ever did. Why do you ask?

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#11 posted 06-15-2017 07:37 AM

Bob Flexner and some of the other well respected finisher are total A$$——-. They all been lying to us for years and years. Who would have thunk?

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#12 posted 06-15-2017 07:46 AM

The 23 worst food additives in America. There are many more. These are just the worst.

http://www.eatthis.com/worst-food-additives

Lol, pass the cured varnish please.

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#13 posted 06-15-2017 12:02 PM

Processed food? It is ALL processed. That’s why they call ‘em grocery stores. If it weren’t for processed meats, we’d be eating the animal while its alive. Very noisy and messy.
Bill

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#14 posted 06-15-2017 05:10 PM

50 Things Nutritionists Never Eat — So You Shouldn’t Either

http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/nutrition/50-things-nutritionists-never-eat-%e2%80%94-so-you-shouldn%e2%80%99t-either/ss-BBA6cm1?li=BBnb7Kz#image=3

This must not be a complete list, they missed cured varnish.

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#15 posted 06-15-2017 05:14 PM

On most of my items I give a couple of coats of thinned shellac (1 pt. shellac and 2 pts. DNA).
It will soak into the wood and then I burnish with 0000 to a low luster. No finish left on the surface to peel off.
I’ve tried mineral oil and did not like it but I would use walnut oil or bees wax.

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