Episode 47 - Turning Water into Oil

I get quite a few questions about water-based finishes and how to make them look more like oil-based. Its a common problem since water-based finishes are "water-white", which means they don't impart any color to the wood. This can be great in certain situations, but not so great when you want your project to have that warm glow to it. In this episode, I use dye, shellac, and boiled linseed oil to try to spice up our water-based finish. I also packed in a bunch of related tips and tricks as I went through each process. Related Links: Hock Shellac Flakes Charles Neil's Shellac Video

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