Nah, shellac's worst enemy is alcohol. :001_smile
With a French polish you end up with very little shellac on the wood. That is what's so nice about the process I briefly outlined. The Tung oil is something that is soaked into the wood. Then it crosslinks and hardens the wood into a...
I was thinking about doing a modified version of a finish that I normally use. I used a mixture of 50% pure Tung Oil and 50% mineral oil. That mix will soak into wood, the mineral spirits helping the tung oil in deeper. I was thinking that I could throw the wood and some of that mixture in a...
I've seen some references to stabilized wood. But I'm not sure how this is accomplished. I've seen the mention of CA which to my mind means cyanoacrylate aka super glue. Anyone want to clue me in here?
I picked up a Guillermo Hoppe 14 on ebay as well. So far it is my best shaving razor. It is a J. A. Henckels marked razor. Pictures are in this thread.
J. A. Henckels 6/8" full hollow ground, spike point straight
Vintage EverReady 500pb reknotted with a TGN 20mm Fan shaped Super Badger
Tabac shave soap (prefer to superlather with Tabac cream but the soap is the important part)
Any chance you could post some pictures of the White Steamer? I got to see a Stanley Steamer locally that is owned by a guy that hosts an antique power show. Pretty neat rigs.
Right now the oldest car I own is a '49 Plymouth. But every time I buy another car it is older.
I guess I don't have that much of a neck beard. I enjoy wearing a tie. I've got a dozen or so from the art museum gift shop. The women get to come over and admire my artsy ties and smell my cologne or EdT. Now I just need to pick up a pocket watch since we're getting into three piece suit...