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    DEWAXED shellac?

    what is the best source for dewaxed shellac flakes,, i just ran out and almost got caught with hand in the cookie jar.. thank goodness i thought to thin it some to make it go farther.. will make note to make larger batch next time..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DeLaney View Post
    +1 on Homestead. Jeff is great and they have some great dewaxed shellac from Germany.
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    will give jeff a call tomorrow he calls it differently but it appears to be the same stuff.
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    I've always been too lazy to try using flakes. I just pick up a can of SealCoat at the big box and go for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Arnold View Post
    I've always been too lazy to try using flakes. I just pick up a can of SealCoat at the big box and go for it.
    SealCoat is great, and I use a lot of it, but if you want garnet shellac, you've pretty much gotta mix your own from flake. I've never seen garnet, already mixed, for sale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DeLaney View Post
    SealCoat is great, and I use a lot of it, but if you want garnet shellac, you've pretty much gotta mix your own from flake. I've never seen garnet, already mixed, for sale.
    I'm sure you're correct, Jim. I use SealCoat as a sealer, then add TT dye to it to get the color I want and spray it on.
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    well after my last round i think i might be doing the same.. i almost ran out and if had used your methods bill i could have made as much as i needed.. so as fora mix lets say you need a pint of it how much tint do you use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    well after my last round i think i might be doing the same.. i almost ran out and if had used your methods bill i could have made as much as i needed.. so as fora mix lets say you need a pint of it how much tint do you use?
    That's one of those "it depends" things. In general, I'd say I put around 40 drops in 8oz of liquid and layer it until I get the intensity I want. But, I've used as little as just a few drops when I want some shading. I used both mixes in a 1lb mix of SealCoat on the mahogany for my credenza.

    For the bed project I hope to get back on sometime in my lifetime, I tested with different amounts of TT in water and decided on 10 drops of TT Brown Mahogany per ounce of water. That gives me the look I want on the red oak. I wipe with a damp rag first, sand the nibs, drift the dye on with a sprayer, and seal with a 1lb mix of SealCoat.
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