Turning Archive 2006

Subject:
Alcohol alternative in Western Washington

Roger Dunn
>I stumbled into a "Lumbermen's Home Center" in Fife looking for denatured alcohol expecting to pay between $11 and $14 per gallon. They didn't have DNA but the salesman showed me a good alternative. It is a product labelled "Shellac Thinner Solvent Alcohol" - 'use in place of denatured alcohol' and 'water miscible'. The label indicates it contains Methanol. It is manufactured by Recochem from Canada and the price was only $7.99 per gallon. It may be the product that Canadian turners have commented on as what they use north of the border. I'm going to try mixing it with DNA for drying bowls and thanks again Dave Smith.
Roger Dunn

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