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Re: Original finish on Chinese camphorwood chest

Posted By: Jim Cole (64-40-66-124.dialup.mebtel.net)
Date: 10/27/1 09:13

In Response To: Original finish on Chinese camphorwood chest (Helen Montfort)

It was probably shellac. Thin the 1st coat 50% put on 2 full strength coats then lightly sand with 360 grit. Put on a couple more coats sand with 360 and then rub out with 0000 steel wool.

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