Great Brushes for Shellac, Lacquer, and Varnish
Gramercy Tools’ new ox-hair brushes lay down smooth, even coats
I recently used Gramercy Tools’ new finishing brushes to apply shellac, varnish, and nitrocellulose lacquer. The results were outstanding.
The delicate ox-hair bristles are densely bunched and lay on an even coat of finish with every stroke. They’re bedded in epoxy and tied to the unfinished wood handle with a stainless-steel ferrule.
Finishing brushes work great. Gramercy Tools now offers ox-hair-bristle brushes that finish beautifully.
Like all good tools, they aren’t cheap but they’ll last for years with proper care. The 1-in., 2-in., and 3-in. sizes sell for $20, $35, and $55 each. To order, go to www.toolsforworkingwood.com.
From Fine Woodworking #194
Photos: Tom Begnal