sanding and staining a Jack Daniel's Barrel

Old 07-24-04, 01:01 PM
Dr. Gonzo
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I recently went to the Jack Daniels Distillery and purchased an empty barrel with "Jack Daniel's ; Lynchburg Tennessee" branded on the top and sides. They also sold barrels that were sanded, stained, and varnished, but the price was also a lot more than what I paid for mine, so I decided to do it myself. The barrel is made of white oak and has scuff marks and dirty spots all over it. I've sanded down the top of the barrel and it looks excellent, except there is still some glue spots that do not sand down easily. I'm not sure what kind of glue it would be... possibly wood glue or something. What should I use to remove the glue? Also, what kind of stain and varnish would you recommend using?
Thanks much!
Old 07-25-04, 06:51 AM
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Try some warm water on the glue.

The choice of stain color is personal preference. Most use polyurethane as a finish.

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