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I can see the initial...

David Weaver
.surface very clearly. If the surface gets a french polish or shellac sealer and then lacquer top coat, I have some trouble seeing a difference on test boards.

But haven't made any A/B projects out of the same wood to compare one sanded and finished and one planed. Prefer planing and scraping when possible just to cut down on the initial finish absorption. It takes about half as much shellac to seal a planed or planed/scraped, burnished surface as it does one sanded to 320 grit.

Shellac sealer on some parts sanded (padded on) with others planed and adjacent is troublesome if the shellac isn't clear.

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