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Seal Coat shellac under varnish on exterior oak door?

09-05-2019 01:16 AM by royroy | 2 comments »

Hi all,I’m about ready to seal, stain and top coat a new, white oak, storm door in Cincinnati. So I’m wondering about using Zinsser’s Seal Coat before the stain goes on and then putting a few coats of Epifane’s varnish to finish it all off. The Seal Coat can says “interior” but with three coats or more of the Epifanes varnish won’t that protect the Seal Coat? I like the warm tone the 1:1 Seal Coat provided on the test pieces. I sent a email to Epifane...

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Repair damage to lacquer finish?

07-12-2019 01:07 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 2 comments »

In this video, I show how to repair a damaged area of a lacquer finish. There’s also a link to a video about how to identify what type of finish is on a piece of furniture Repair a Lacquer Finish – https://youtu.be/sEKQYmq0fJEWood Finish Identification – https://youtu.be/Xp4layfBXkA

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Finishing #3: Reference Books

05-29-2019 04:46 PM by OSU55 | 3 comments »

I consider the finish 50% of a project. I continually read/hear woodworkers who are disappointed in the finished look or who are afraid to try color (dye/stain) on a project. Finishing is a learned skill, just like operating various power tools, using hand tools, making/fitting various joint types, proper design, material selection. etc. As such, time and effort need to be expended to gain the knowledge and physical skills to impart a beautiful finish to a project. What if you spent as muc...

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Beginner Wood Finish Recommendations

02-10-2019 01:37 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 0 comments »

When I was a young builder I really struggled with finishing. I decided to help others who might be confused about finishing by putting together a brief video with my recommendations for beginners. https://youtu.be/j-QBrVspMw8 What are your thoughts?

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Blanket Chest #15: Two Coats... that many or more planned for today.

01-03-2016 05:57 PM by HappyHowie | 3 comments »

I wiped on two coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal yesterday. That certainly went easier for me than the amber Shellac did when I tried to brush it on this wormy maple. These coats of sanding sealer look good. I am warming up my shop so I can wipe on two or more coats today. Then I will probably spray on either clear Shellac from a can or a Spar Polyurethane to protect this blanket chest’s finish. I took a close-shot of the chest’s dovetails, and also its plinth. I do l...

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Blanket Chest #14: No Shellac This Time

01-02-2016 11:50 PM by HappyHowie | 5 comments »

If this project was for myself I would probably still use Shellac for its finish, clear but not amber. I would follow the suggestions I have received here to rub on the Shellac. I would not attempt to brush it again on this project. What I have learned is that applying Shellac takes a very trained and experienced hand, for a brushed on finish for sure. Watching Chuck Bender brush on Shellac makes it look too easy. There are years of experience in his badger hair brush strokes, For this ...

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Blanket Chest #9: Sanding Sealer Coat Applied

12-22-2015 03:02 PM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

I placed my first finish coat; Zinsser’s dewaxed sanding sealer. I wiped that on all surfaces; aka per Charles Neil’s recommendation; meaning all surfaces like including the inside the case and on the case bottom. I put my used rags into a lidded container of water outdoors. I do not need a fire over keeping a used rag… I will brush on amber Shellac next. It should warm up this chest some. I think. The Chest’s Case and Plinth The Chest’s Lid This ...

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Blanket Chest #8: Charles Neil Answers!

12-04-2015 02:46 PM by HappyHowie | 3 comments »

I recalled how Charles Neil has stated that he “always” places finish on both sides of a board. That statement was very profound so I felt compelled to ask him if I should finish the inside of my blanket chest. Can’t hurt to ask, right? I wrote him late last night. He is two time zones ahead of me. He took time to answer little ol’ me. I had his written advice waiting for me to read early this morning. Here it is, all of it: —“I finish inside an...

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Blanket Chest #7: Just Touch Up Work Today

12-21-2015 02:34 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

I decided not to apply any finish today. Instead I did some touch up work. I noticed some small gaps that I filled with wood filler. I opened the Rockler Lid-stay Torsion Hinge package. It has been a year since I built my last blanket chest. I used these hinges on that chest. I remember now why I had to cut mortises for that chest. I milled that case’s lumber to 7/8 inch thick panels. This chest’s panels were milled to 5/8 inches. The hinges are made for 3/4 inches. I...

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All the information you may want or need on shellac.

08-21-2015 03:04 PM by FredRoman | 2 comments »

All, Started a blog and wanted share with you a recent blog post on Shellac. Link:http://periodcraftsmen.blogspot.com/2015/08/all-information-you-want-and-need-to.html

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