Blanket Chest #11: Brian Miller on Finish Brush Techniques

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Blog entry by HappyHowie posted 12-22-2015 06:33 PM 1148 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: Brian Miller on Finish Brush Techniques Part 11 of Blanket Chest series Part 12: First Time Brushing Amber Shellac »

I missed adding one more link that I found to be very useful since I am about ready to brush Shellac for my first time using this product. This video is presented by Brian Miller a professional finisher at Wm Ng Woodworks. I really enjoy the tips, jigs and instruction that come from Wm Ng, an engineer and woodworking instructor.

Brian Miller gives a great presentation on selecting and using brushes for finishing. This video not only shows what brushes to select, but how to use them as well as how to clean them. I highly recommend this video. I liked it, a lot.

Choosing and using Brushes for Finishing, Brian Miller at WmNgWoodworks. 20:51 min

-- --- Happy Howie

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#1 posted 12-23-2015 12:58 AM

I am no professional finisher but I wipe/rub on all my shellac and get along much better than when I brushed shellac. Black Cherry has a good blog on his technique which I use now.

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#2 posted 12-23-2015 01:15 PM

I appreciate the Black Cherry referral on rubbing Shellac.

This was my first experience brushing Shellac. As you can imagine, I had some issues. I believe I can work through those as I apply additional Shellac. I am determined to learn how to use this important finish product. Now I know why Glen Huey sprays his. Chuck Bender brushes, I know. However, he is a different human. Maybe he is an alien or a time traveler with all the period pieces he does.

-- --- Happy Howie

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