Has anyone used pure shellac as a pore filler? I am told that after 30 days or so the shellac in the pores will shrink leaving small craters or dimples. Has anyone had this experience with shellac?
I currently have a two week-old test board which has five (5) 2-LB cut super blonde coats and as of today has no dimpling that I can detect. I let each coat dry for 24 hours and sand with 400x between each coat.
I have used several commercial pore fillers, but all leave a grayish residue in the fissures and pores. I much prefer the clarity of pure shellac on walnut veneer. Shellac is a slower process, but IMO it is more than worth the wait.
Here is the test board just mentioned.
All thoughts and comments are most welcome.