Originally Posted by Necromagnon
Now, I'm blind...
This top is awesome. I should try one someday.
And it seems you use to much glue.
A tip if you don't know it yet: to prevent glue from sticking everything, you can use cooking paper
What will be the finish of this guitar? Oiled?
Yea the reason i used a shit ton of glue is because on the last fanned seven string build i did in india. while i was carving the body, the body's top cracked open....it was a nightmare.
See the disaster here
See the recovery...
All in all it went alright, yea i should have used wax paper but i think i got too excited and just went ahead with it, thinking i could manage. next time for sure.
the finish is gonna be oiled but in two steps. I started another thread earlier (HERE
) with pics of test finishes. i think im gonna use Watco Danish Oil in natural for the top and Medium Walnut for the back and neck. Gonna apply a bunch of coats cause it penetrates and hardens in the wood making the wood stronger but theres no topcoat. I tried using minwax wipe on poly but i cant seem to get it right. instead im going to use Formby's Tung Oil Finish (high gloss). On the test piece im using it on it looks very nice. I then started applying it on the piece of wood which i had put the watco danish oil and it is an awesome combination. The Watco really brings out the contrasting colors of the grain, while the formbys, since its basically an oil varnish mix with very little if any tung oil, provides a nice thin topcoat which shines tremendously after about 8-10 coats. Its just the right amount of sheen too. Almost like a poly finish with the depth of oil.