I am trying my hand at making wooden scabbards for traditional Japanese knives. I use black walnut that I would like to finish in water based dyes and shellac. For pores filler, I use tinted diluted water-based Timbermate filler.
I do it in a following sequence: stain the wood, put 1/2Lb wash-coat of shellac, pack the pores with a brush, remove excess, thoroughly dry, and sand the piece. My problem is that I tend to sand through the stain.
I am wondering if filling pores with (with tinted pores filler) before applying stain would work. I was thinking about putting down 1/2Lb coat of shellac, apply pores filler, sand down past the coat of shellac, and then apply the stain.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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