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Made a grafting knife for my wife. The handle is a center-ripped ash branch and has been finger-grooved, making lots of beautiful end-grain. I have given it three coats of home-made Danish Oil (1 part boiled linseed, 1 part mineral spirits, 1 part non-urethane varnish) and sanded it lightly w/320.
Q: There are still some small voids I’d like filled (beetle-tracks) and my final finish is going to be a phenol-alkyd spar varnish. Should I do my void-filling with de-waxed shellac, or with repeated top-coats?
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