What To Do With This Board? #13: Stained

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Blog entry by Mean_Dean posted 05-25-2015 10:58 PM 1524 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hey Guys!

Well happy Memorial Day to everyone! If you value your freedom, remember to thank a Veteran!

So, before the bbq, I got the stain on the box. It’s getting 3 coats of Darrell Peart’s Greene & Greene dye formula.

You can see from the photo above that the splines picked up a bit more of the stain, as intended, than the rest of the box.

Next, I retrieved the cutoff piece from the lid, which already has been stained, and used it as a sample board to test two shades of shellac, clear and amber.

As you can see from the photo above, there is virtually no difference in the color of the two shades of shellac. As the clear is already thinned to a 1 1/2 pound cut, I’ll just use it. Shellac is used on the inside of boxes because it has no odor, unlike polyurethane! So I’m going to finish the entire box with shellac.

But that’s tomorrow!

See ya then!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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