Bugs!

(image from Wikipedia)

I think it’s really cool that shellac is made from resin secreted by beetles in India and Thailand and dissolved into ethyl alcohol.

It’s one of the main finishes that I use in my shop because it feels like it’s the least “chemically”, more environmentally friendly than most, and it looks great!

http://www.naturalpigments.com/art-supply-education/shellac-use-art/


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