See everything on sale inside our October Sale Flyer.
Shop Our Sale Flyer
Browse your favorite woodworking catalog!
Shop Our Catalog
Look up product instructions, videos and articles about your favorite tools using our Learning Center.
Join us on your favorite social network! Share your projects and learn from other woodworkers.
Please Note: This item can only be shipped ground to the 48 contiguous states. Some
items cannot be shipped via air due to being flammable, magnetic, contains batteries,
hazardous fumes or where contents are under pressure. Please use a physical address
not a PO Box during checkout.
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
1 - 1
Back to top
Not worth the trouble
Brooklyn Tool and Craft Shellac Flakes Tiger Blonde 1/2 lb
I like shellac and have used it for sometime now. I have always bought Zinsser in can. This time I decided to purchase flakes, more shellac and maybe a better product at a better price. I did purchase the Klean Strip alcohol from a big box store. My first experience was the flakes did not dissolve very well, even after crushing them. I figured that since shellac has been used through the centuries, that I must be doing something wrong. I went onto the internet and found that not all denatured alcohol is created equal, so I purchased some Behlen alcohol, it is the purest alcohol available. After leaving the shellac flakes in the alcohol for about a week, shaking the jar frequently the flakes were only about 30% dissolved, the rest of the flakes were the consistency of gummy bears. The next thing I did was to try the kitchen blender, this worked pretty good, but it makes a mess. The Lord help me if my wife finds out about this part. So now, I finally have a quart of 1/2 lb cut of shellac, total cost is probably in the neighborhood of $35/qt. For me and my household I will save time and money and but the cans.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
1 - 1
Back to top
©2016 by Woodcraft Supply LLC