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Building a brace till #24: More drawer front finishing

01-12-2022 08:12 PM by Dave Polaschek | 13 comments »

Today’s finishing started with the four drawer fronts I showed last time. I gave them all a half-dozen quick coats of shellac and oil, with some rottenstone to fill the grain a little quicker, then put them back so I could pull the other five drawer fronts to work on those. I don’t think the first batch are done, but they’re getting close. One more session should do the trick. This next batch has the drawer with the crack and the bug tracks. That one got some CA glue drizzled into the ...

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Building a brace till #23: Shellacking the drawer fronts

01-10-2022 05:00 PM by Dave Polaschek | 9 comments »

Today I didn’t have a lot of time, so I pulled four different sized (so I don’t get them mixed up) drawer fronts off and started shellacking them. Tools are a pad, which is stored in a jam jar when not in use, a squeeze bottle of a 1 pound cut of shellac (1 oz per cup of alcohol), and a smaller squeeze bottle of linseed oil. I started with two coats of shellac, padded on. It takes two drops of shellac for the smaller drawer fronts, and four or five for the large...

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