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    Shellac flakes

    I would like to continue my education and experience with shellac.

    What is good source for shellac flakes ?

    What about the special alcohol that some vendors sell for like $20 quart ? Do you really need that or is the stuff from paint department at home depot ok ?

    I used Zinsser clear, but you really don't need much for the size boxes that I am doing. So I think I will end up with old shellac.

    Any input is appreciated.

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    i used hock flakes bartee from woodcraft and the thinner was just the borg stuff.. i dont see much need in using high dollar alcohol rather than cheaper stuff.. and with your boxes be sure to make enough to do the job but if your not gonna be using again in some time dont make to much up..they say it can go bad after a long set on the shelf..
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    denature alcohol will work just fine. What I do after the flacks are desolved is strain the thinned shellac through a felt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hawksford View Post
    denature alcohol will work just fine. What I do after the flacks are desolved is strain the thinned shellac through a felt.
    you mean just ordinary felt dave or something specail..your tryin to get the crude out of it right?
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    Dave,

    Same question as Larry, What do you mean by a "felt"

    I can understand straining it. Just want to get a better idea of what you are doing.

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    Bartee,
    Cheese cloth will do nicely. Just make a few folds of it and strain away.

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    I bought some from Lee Valley years ago. They still sell 'em.
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    I've used the Hock flakes, but prefer the ones from Jeff Jewett. I use those spray painters filtering cones (about 50 apeice) to strain after mixing.
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    if that is what he is doing is filtering, i too use the paint cones while filling the gun.. Jim what are the differences of the jewitt flakes over the hock ones???
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    shellacshack.com is where I buy mine....
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