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My experience has been the same...
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Durable finish *PIC* ()

David Weaver
..the only thing that changes appearance on handles is filthy gritty hands. It's not as if that would be hard to refresh, though.

The water marks I've had on furniture are only cup rings (my daughter, but on a case that's in her room - she can do whatever she wants - it takes seconds to get a paper towel and spray shellac and make all of them go away) and my son's slobber marks.

Same fix.

The shellac is so thin on most of the quick furniture that I make that the only other thing that's occurred is grain raising over a long period of time. Planing rather than sanding allows for much laziness in finishing (two padded coats will start to have a sheen without waiting for anything to dry).

I've not ever followed the commercial side of finishing - it usually involves needing to spray outside or exhaust gases. I'm not set up for either of those. The only commercial use I've seen in guitars is the classical guitars, but they have low string energy and yamaha claims that their shellac finishes are about 20-30 microns whereas film finishes on guitars are generally closer to 300. (that matches what George said about people expecting high end nylon string guitars to be french polished to preserve volume).

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26c3 in a plane iron... *PIC*
So, what's the point if it doesn't... *PIC*
also- cost....it's cheap
Plane blade metrics
V11/XHP is sort of the woodworker's alloy
toughness not necessary?
see the end of my statement..
How visible?
Re: How visible?
nasty steel and very fine abrasive...
Warren and David
initially, no significant difference....
interrupted cuts...
Re: interrupted cuts...
Re: interrupted cuts...
large nicking...
Re: large nicking...
There's good merit to carbon steels...
Re: There's good merit to carbon steels...
Re: nicking?
A different woodworking universe
slipped the lane...
Re: A different woodworking universe
Clarifying a point
I answered wiley's question...
Re: Clarifying a point
Why blade life is most important to me.
I'd have trouble.....
Re: Clarifying a point
Re: Clarifying a point
comment from left field - how it ages...
Durable finish *PIC*
My experience has been the same...
Shellac works well for furniture too *PIC*
Water stains..
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question on lightfast...
Re: question on lightfast...
from Jeff Jewitt Q & A on ‘lightfastness’
Re: from Jeff Jewitt Q & A on ‘lightfastness’
discussion dye fading coming soon *NM*
You stated an obvious fact. The point? *NM*
Stay Tuned
I get where you're going, by the way..
where toughness is important.
where toughness is important- always
tempering question..
the answer that I'd take less toughness... *PIC*
Different chipping *PIC*
Re: Different chipping
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