Lew, I laughed so hard at that I almost fell out of my chair. It was eerie... almost like you were here! I thought I saw you through the Nicaraguan smoke for a second...
I am the VP/raffle chairman of our cigar club, and I am in charge of our "Cigars for Troops" drive to get quality cigars to our Middle Eastern outposts. We met tonight to get things going for our November meeting to raise funds to send more cigars overseas. Our little program isn't original, but is has been a huge success.
But a cigar club meeting requires a good, stiff smoke, right? And my selection tonight was about as strong as they get.
I am still laughing pretty hard while trying to type this out. The culprit by the way is an Indian Tabac Double Maduro "Super Fuerte" box pressed cigar.
Lew, you didn't say he was told to allow the BLO to dry. You just said it was allowed to dry 4 - 5 days which as you know certainly isn't enough time. I don't like BLO on anything but home projects as it is too hard to control for consistent, professional grade results.
Rubbing it around on a project at home is one thing but getting the projects finished on a time line means you need something more consistent in your finishing arsenal
As a sidebar, BLO on walnut?? Ouch again. Then orange shellac? Both will amber to the point of yellow, and over a period of time will probably obscure the walnut color and grain.
My bad on the shellacking schedule remark as a response to your post. You did say ONE coat per day. That should be just fine, even it was put over BLO (that was allowed to dry ;^) ). With that kind of time frame, the cut wouldn't matter.
I know there are some that favor shellac on period pieces, and even for authentic coloration of pieces. NEVER have I seen shellac used as a dining room table top coating.
If it was brushed on (or padded) they would have about the right thickness of coating to work for a nice rub out/polish if they weren't heavy handed in the application. Using 2 - 3# cut, they would get a nice coating with that many passes.
No moving on that one. Personally, I don't like it. Now... I DO like an undercoat of homemade primer sealer that has shellac, BLO and real turpentine. That will dry out in a day and you are fine. It also doesn't have enough resin in it to amber or yellow quickly.
Hmmmm. The only stuff I have comes from the nearby Sherwin Williams. I don't believe it has any instructions or recommendations on the can. I can't imagine them bothering with that since none of us would pay attention to it anyway.
In reality, I think I am the only one I know that reads the MSDS sheets, the manufacturer's recommendations on application, etc.
Well, I stand behind that first bit of silliness about staining over cured tung oil.
As far as the Norm section of my rant....
I can't stop laughing (literally!) at the cigar remark. That was just too damn funny. I am still chuckling over here while trying to type.
Thanks for the reply, Lew.
And damnit, it was a mighty fine cigar!