I am on to the next project. I am building a blanket chest with rather small and complex panels within panels. The panels are veneered with sapele Pommele. I will be finishing with shellac. I am experimenting with a coat of linseed oil prior to the shellac to bring out the figure. Finishing the panels before assembly will significantly reduce the overall finishing time.
1) Do I need to protect the 3/8″ edge that will be glued into the slots and the slots. (I am worried about the glue adhering.)
2) If so, will blue tape be sufficient to prevent the wood from being sealed by either the BLO or shellac?