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Forum topic by Joe Lyddon posted 04-15-2011 03:37 AM 3033 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Joe Lyddon

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04-15-2011 03:37 AM

Topic tags/keywords: black shellac black shellac

New ! “BLACK Shellac”
This ‘BLACK’ waxy shellac is obtained from by-products of seedlac, waxy shellac production and rosin. The color is all natural, no additional pigment is added.

• On Light toned woods the first coat looks Cordovan (Blue Red) Mahogany.
•• A second Coat is Deeper and a Dark Cordovan-toned Black.
••• The third coat yields BLACK with a shadowed hint of deep Blackish-Purple.

For more details...

It really looks interesting to me…

I have a large china cabinet (antique) that would look great using it…

Has anyone been able to try it yet?
If so, how do you like/dislike it?

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"


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SouthpawCA

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#1 posted 04-15-2011 04:19 AM

I just ordered some blonde shellac from this company no more than 2 hours ago. This black shellac sounds interesting. I need to shop more. Take pics!

-- Don

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Dark_Lightning

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#2 posted 04-15-2011 04:58 AM

At $27 a pound, I’ll wait from an LJ to see how nice it looks.

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Bob Kollman

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#3 posted 04-15-2011 07:33 AM

Sounds interesting, but Ill have to wait for you to try it!!!!

You make it sound real good though, buy it and try a few

test boards….can’t hurt if you already have a project in

mind!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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bigike

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#4 posted 04-15-2011 01:44 PM

Sounds interesting, thanks for the link also!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#5 posted 04-15-2011 02:25 PM

Interesting ,great site, Thanks

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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#6 posted 04-17-2011 12:56 AM

Thanks for the heads up. This is a must try!

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Radu

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#7 posted 04-17-2011 01:23 AM

When I built my TV stand I was looking for black finish. I went to Woodcraft to get some black Transtint and the guy at the store said Transtint can be added to shellac to get a black finish. I ended up not using it. Maybe someone else tried this combination. Price wise: ~ $10 for shellac + $20 for Transtint. You can get any color.

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tenontim

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#8 posted 04-17-2011 02:24 AM

I planning on giving it a try, when I get the right project. I love the color and finish I get from garnet, so I’m sure the black will be nice.

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#9 posted 04-17-2011 08:08 AM

Radu… Chas Neil thinks India Ink is a good way to also get a good Black…
... look at his Youtube stuff on Finishing…

It might be a good combination to dye with India Ink THEN, put the top coat of Black Shellac on it…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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tenontim

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#10 posted 01-07-2012 02:46 AM

Joe, you started this. See http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/2565

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#11 posted 01-07-2012 02:57 AM

Thank you, Tim…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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