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  1. The Finishing Touch
    I am not satisfied with the stained finish I get on maple. I use a sealer (very dilute shellac) to eliminate blotchiness, but then it is very difficult to get any decent penetration of the stain that follows. Any suggestions?
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    I have a difficult time getting a satisfactory stain on maple. I use a light sealcoat to prevent blotchiness, but then it is very difficult to develop a color over the sealed surface.
  3. The Finishing Touch
    I have read in the past a simple method of making one's own pre-staining solution but can no longer find the receipt. Seems like it consisted something like a 20% linceed oil an d mineral spirits. Anybody know of this??
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