One inconvenience with a solvent based finish like shellac is getting the brushes used to apply it thoroughly clean when you’re done. However, there is a very simple solution to this little conundrum.
On today’s show, I discuss making cabinet backs, my personal finish preferences, achieving full width shavings, natural finishing products, and taking a project from concept to final finish.
On today’s show, I discuss dovetail pin to tail ratio, leaving space for seasonal expansion between case back boards, and some basics on using shellac.
On today’s show, I discuss saw handle hang angle, frame saw length, repairing a split board, and varnish.
On today’s show, I discuss making a flag case, maintaining a wax finish, saw vises, non-yellowing finishes, and dovetailing details.
On today’s show, I discuss laminating 2Xs for a workbench top, mixing shellac, linseed oil odor, replacement blades for Stanley hand planes, music in the workshop, and making elaborate frame & panel doors.
On today’s show, I discuss paring yellow pine end grain, using cambered irons to square board edges, making moldings with a combination plane, more on reference surfaces, and sliding dovetails.
On today’s show, I discuss finishing both sides of a board, book matching veneer, cooper’s jointer planes, workbench designs, pins vs. tails, hand tool jigs, boring straight with a brace and bit, and experimenting with historical practices in your shop.
On today’s show, I discuss removing paint splatters from saw handles, adding bolsters to shop made chisels, boiling your own linseed oil, high bevel angle blades in low bed angle planes, making serpentine front drawers, and sharpening cambered blades.
On today’s show, I discuss period finishes, the chisels that I find most useful in the shop, must have hand tool appliances, and hand tool storage options.
Using a historical finishing technique to apply a fast, beautiful finish.