Our flake shellac can be used in several ways. You may place flakes directly into the pad cup, then heat the cup to melt the adhesive. You may choose to make your own sticks as I did in my early career. You may also dissolve the flakes in denatured alcohol to make liquid shellac. Our glass bottle with brush top works best for storage. Liquid shellac can be used to glue in pads, adjustment shims, and flute pad shims.