Hi, I am currently finishing up a wall clock which is made of 1/4"
solid Cherry. It looks like such:
I have the thing glued together and will be spraying blonde shellac on
it for a finish. But before spraying, I would like to use something on
the interior of the fretwork cuts. I think using a 'spit coat' of 1/2#
cut shellac and 'sloshing' it through the cuts and over the surface
should work, then spraying my coats of shellac on the flat faces. Does
this sound like a decent approach, or do you have any other
suggestions? BLO, Danish Oil under the shellac, etc? How do you
fretworker folks finish your inside cuts? In the past I have sloshed
stain before the clear coat, but I know from this group that stain on
cherry is evil.
Also, thanks to the folks who offered advice on the resawing process to
create the 1/4 cherry panels. It worked very well!