Finishes: Shellac

In preparation for finishing the insides of all of the drawers for the machinist's chest...I made a batch of shellac.

I decided to make a mixture that would result in a two pound cut.

I had purchased some BT&C Tiger Flakes from Tools for Working Wood.

These lac flakes are Super-Blonde dewaxed flakes.

I measured out two ounces of the Super-Blonde flakes.

To make a 1/2 pint the two oz. of flakes would have to dissolve in eight fluid ounces of denatured alcohol.

I selected the green denatured alcohol at my local BORG.

Ready to mix the ingredients.

Mixture in a pint jar.





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