Shellac question

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I made a 1 pound shellac and I used 199% alcohol and it just seems that its drying to fast can I fix it and what can I use to fix it.
 

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Hi Anthony, I am a relative newb with shellac, and I have no experience with trying to slow down the drying, but I have read that a bit of turpentine will help. I also found this;
 

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Hi Anthony, I am a relative newb with shellac, and I have no experience with trying to slow down the drying, but I have read that a bit of turpentine will help. I also found this;
Barry,

How goes your shellacing? Sounds Irish. Hey, that bag of brown shellac flakes is still sitting on my desk 2 years later. Could I send it your way as a deposit toward a few 'Desert Iron wood' samples?

I have a single sample, cut over pith, that is jet black. I'd like to add a 1/4 sawn sample and a flatsawn sample to the reference collection. It would be great to see a sample with two tone brown & black as well as sapwood in one of them. Think we could do something?
 

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Barry,

How goes your shellacing? Sounds Irish. Hey, that bag of brown shellac flakes is still sitting on my desk 2 years later. Could I send it your way as a deposit toward a few 'Desert Iron wood' samples?

I have a single sample, cut over pith, that is jet black. I'd like to add a 1/4 sawn sample and a flatsawn sample to the reference collection. It would be great to see a sample with two tone brown & black as well as sapwood in one of them. Think we could do something?
I'm open to that, Let me see what I have got....,
 
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