Re: [CR]Re: Shellac

Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2005 12:49:51 -0600
From: John Thompson <>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
To: classic list <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Shellac
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In-Reply-To: <> wrote:
> I used to consider shellac to be a cheap, tacky wood finish, inferior
> to lacquers or polyurethane, until I was given a primer from a friend
> of mine who restores antique frames and artwork. He explained (by
> demonstrating) the difference between the common commercial shellac
> from a can (which he considers crap) and the stuff you "cut" yourself
> by desolving the hard resins in pure wood alcohol.

Harrumph. Real Men go out and catch the beetles themselves and render them down into shellac resin. :-)

John (
Appleton WI USA