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I'm going to make my own shellac and I understand the cutting part but I'm not sure on what pound cut to finish wood with.

Is the cut a personal preference with finishing, or should I start with a 1 lb. cut and finish with 3 lb. cut?
 

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I took a finishing class where they talked a lot about shellac. It seems that 2 lb is typical but my instructor preferred 1 lb and put more layers on.
 

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Yeah, I think so. The instruct said she liked more of the thinner layers as it leveled better (her words). She also said to sand very lightly because even 2 lb cut makes for pretty thin layers.
 

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I use the sanding sealer a lot. It is really thin and I put on a lot of coats and it gives a very nice finish. It is just thin dewaxed shellac. I use a very fine wide artist brush and it leaves no brush marks. Also drys extremely fast and I can easily apply 4 coats /day. Also sand between coats with 400 gt.

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I made a 30 lb cut today with orange flakes, can't wait to see how it will look on the cherry for the project I'm working on.
 
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