|Forum topic by Syril||posted 04-20-2007 09:19 PM||2506 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
04-20-2007 09:19 PM
Hello everyone. This is my first post and I would like to thank everyone for the warm welcome already. I’ve gotten a bunch of messages welcoming me and I would like to say thanks.
I do have a question. I’ve been doing woodworking for a little while now and I’m just starting to branch out into things beyond my comfort zone, which was red oak with stain and poly as a finish. I moved on to quartersawn white oak and now I’ve started playing with walnut. Experimenting with walnut started me into shellac. I’m really starting to like this stuff. I know its not as strong as poly but its easier to repair and most of the stuff I build isn’t going to be subject to water or chemicals anyway.
Back to the original question. I was doing some reading about shellac and on Jeff Jewitt’s site he claims that a few coats of dark garnet shellac will give white oak a fume appearance. That would be nice because right now I’m using different stains on my white oak and then putting another finish on top of it. It would be nice to just throw a few coats of shellac and get the same appearance in one step.
So, before I go buy and possibly waste my money on a couple pounds of dark garnet shellac, has anybody tried this out or use this as a common practice in their own shops? I’m sure Jeff wouldn’t lie but I would like to see some pictures to see how good it actually looks. Well, anyway, sorry for the long post and thanks for reading.