I finally got the FWW with the bandsaw article from the library. While I
agree that something is fishy, it's not the only one.
In another article, the author mixes Zinsser white and orange shellac to
put on pine, and then mixes three different oil based stains with linseed
oil and mineral spirits to get the final color he wants. Finally, he
topcoats with varnish because "poly won't stick to the shellac."
Has he never heard of dewaxed shellac? And I'd bet I could duplicate the
color he's after by simply mixing a little brown mahogany dye with Zinsser
Sealcoat. I know I've matched alder with a weak mix of the same. I'd
also bet that the oil stains and varnish don't stick to waxy shellac
very well either.
And in a third article, the author again used Zinsser shellac but
topcoated it with, you guessed it, poly. Didn't read the second article,
Three bad articles in one issue. Is this the record?