: For gluing silkscreen fabric to wood frames. Water, in large quantities,
: is used to develop photostencils. Can shellac withstand a prolonged
: drenching without losing strength? Appearance matters less than
: fast, reliable bonding.
I have seen boatbuilders use thick shellac to glue in the bungs
(wooden plugs) over countersunk screws. While this was then covered
with paint I'm sure moisture seeps in. Seems to work ok though I've
never used the method.
My woodworking projects:
Replicas of 15th-19th century nautical navigational instruments:
Restoration of my 82 year old Herreshoff S-Boat sailboat:
Steambending FAQ with photos:
"Improvise, adapt, overcome."
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