Tom Sontag - St. Louis
I ask this for some flat work, but I figure you folks are the experts I want to hear from. Aren't there some times when you go for a completely smooth look?
I've got some aussie burls I am making some thickish veneer from, maybe 1/16" or so. Red mallee, bimblebox, coolabah, etc. Especially the red mallee seems to have some failry large voids (not as big as gum voids) that I would prefer to fill with something so the substrate does not show through. Epoxy is always a possibility, but not the look I want. No way for powdered turquoise or any of that stuff either. I wondered if wet sanding with shellac would A) fill them, and B) color match well enough to become invisible.
Any suggestions on what else I might try?