quote:Originally posted by Carson81: Great advice already given. I will just add that when you heat treat, it helps to coat the belly with something like shellac or a true resin varnish. This will fill the early wood pores and even the latewood soaks some up, leaving the heatreated belly much harder than without.
I guessing you meant I should add the varnish AFTER the heat treating?
Before during and after heat treat Cook the resin in