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06-04-2018 02:03 AM

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I have an unusual bowl / vase that I hope to sell. The concern I have is in regards to the finish. I typically use shellac. I love the way it brings out the grain. I have put on a coat of shellac but I am wondering if a finish coat of poly would be a good idea. Does anyone have any recommendations?

Thanks in advance.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **


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#1 posted 06-04-2018 01:16 PM

If its an art piece, stay with shellac. If a user, add some poly.

-- Sawdust Maker

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#2 posted 06-04-2018 03:57 PM



If its an art piece, stay with shellac. If a user, add some poly.

- LittleShaver

I can’t imagine that it would be of much use, so I am looking it as an artistic piece. Therefore, I’ll stick with shellac.

Thanks.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#3 posted 06-04-2018 07:20 PM

I would stay with shellac! No picture so don’t know if really a work of art! So just take your word on it!

-- Bill

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#4 posted 06-04-2018 07:41 PM

Sorry, I meant to add pics. It’s not really a work of art, just “different.”

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#5 posted 06-04-2018 07:47 PM

Looks nice.
It appears someone else has been watching Al Furtado videos. :)

I would stay with shellac (burnished) to a luster or maybe darker oil and burnished. To me it’s difficult to get a glossy finish with natural edges and still look good but some folks do.

-- We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein

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#6 posted 06-04-2018 08:19 PM



Looks nice.
It appears someone else has been watching Al Furtado videos. :)

Thanks. Glad you like it. I’ve never heard of Al Furtado, but I will look up his work. I had a piece that had a hole in the trunk, so I figured I would give it a shot.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#7 posted 06-05-2018 12:02 PM


Looks nice.
It appears someone else has been watching Al Furtado videos. :)

Thanks. Glad you like it. I ve never heard of Al Furtado, but I will look up his work. I had a piece that had a hole in the trunk, so I figured I would give it a shot.

- lightcs1776

Al Furtado is “The Rebel Turner” on You Tube. I enjoy his videos

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#8 posted 06-05-2018 12:06 PM

Al Furtado is “The Rebel Turner” on You Tube. I enjoy his videos

- DDJ

Good info. Thanks.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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