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266746 Patrick Olguin 2018‑10‑11 Re: Finishing Question?
Hey,I resemble that! An alternate method of flatting shellac is to use steel
wool, or scotch brite (a trade name, alas, not a type of whiskey, Richard) pad,
lubricated with mineral oil or kerosene (paraffin, to Yorkshiremen), and rub
gently, after the shellac has tried for a few days.
Best regards,PaddyO

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On Thursday, October 11, 2018, 10:23 AM, yorkshireman@y... 
wrote:

I’d hate to sound like a certain Pddy O’Deen, but shellac is your friend.  

Brush some on, with the work horizontal.  It will flow into everywhere and both
tie down the the loose stuff and give a sterile quick drying finish.  Repeat as
needed.  IF you want to knock back the shine, acquire some pumice powder (Sharp
edged, fine graded output of volcanos, Paddy)
Place said powder in a coarse muslin bag, made by taking up a square of muslin
with powder piled in the centre and tying with a bit of string.

Shake the bag over the work to shower with powder.  Use the other muslin scrim
to rub the sharp pumice powder over the areas to knock back the shine as much as
you want.  practice on scrap.

Richard
Yorkshireman Galoot, in Northumberland, visiting the deep south of Herefordshire

> On 10 Oct 2018, at 02:18, Bill Ghio via OldTools  wrote:
> 
> My wife had a concept: An old door or such as a headboard for the guest room
bed. No longer a concept. We now have two shutters to be re-programmed. Old
shutters. Probably early 19th C. Hand forged hardware. Big honkin’ strap hinges.
Square pegs in round holes. Paint that will probably fry your brain.
> 
> I scrubbed them w/ TSP today and got all the debris & loose stuff off. They
will need a finish to seal them up tight. All I can think of is shellac or
poly.Don’t want it to be too bright. Dull and flat is best.
> 
> Suggestions?
> 
> Bill
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