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Old 01-29-2017, 01:22 PM
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Having used all kinds of finishes over the years shellac is the most beautiful hands down!
In my opinion at least. This juniper will have it too.

The top in the picture is my classical guitar that I'm french polishing at the moment.


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Old 01-29-2017, 01:43 PM
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Aloha Anders,

Thanks for your response.

IS the "superior" oil you'll use on Masur fretboards called Duraseal Neutral Sealer/Oil?

A blend of natural & synthetic oils, Duraseal is made to be enough for flooring, achieving that glass fiber penetrating strength you mentioned. I like it because it doesn't darken lighter woods like Koa or Maple with successive coats. I use it on pic guards sometimes but not specifically for lutherie.

However, I have hundreds of Koa gift items & picture frames all over the Islands that look like they were lacquered yesterday, though some are over 40 years old. Three coats of Duraseal & a coat of carnauba wax power buffed gives me that result & durability.

It sounds like the oil you use on the Masur fretboard is similar. What brand is it?

Man, you're guitar looks good enough to eat. Can't wait to see the finished result. You have a very tasteful eye for combining exotic woods esthetically, my friend. That's not always the case in luthierie, IMO. BTW, that's also a gorgeous, unique rosette on your classical.

Thanks Anders!

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Old 01-29-2017, 02:20 PM
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Aloha Anders,

Thanks for your response.

IS the "superior" oil you'll use on Masur fretboards called Duraseal Neutral Sealer/Oil?

A blend of natural & synthetic oils, Duraseal is made to be enough for flooring, achieving that glass fiber penetrating strength you mentioned. I like it because it doesn't darken lighter woods like Koa or Maple with successive coats. I use it on pic guards sometimes but not specifically for lutherie.

However, I have hundreds of Koa gift items & picture frames all over the Islands that look like they were lacquered yesterday, though some are over 40 years old. Three coats of Duraseal & a coat of carnauba wax power buffed gives me that result & durability.

It sounds like the oil you use on the Masur fretboard is similar. What brand is it?

Man, you're guitar looks good enough to eat. Can't wait to see the finished result. You have a very tasteful eye for combining exotic woods esthetically, my friend. That's not always the case in luthierie, IMO. BTW, that's also a gorgeous, unique rosette on your classical.

Thanks Anders!

alohachris


Thanks buddy!
Really appreciate your nice comments.

My oil is not Duraseal, it is siloxan based oil, i can look it up for you if you give your email?
That sounds like a great solution you got with Duraseal and wax!

All the best


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Old 02-03-2017, 02:42 AM
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Neck shaping day. This is starting to look like a guitar finally! What do you think?


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Neck ready, final sanding next




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Old 02-03-2017, 06:48 AM
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One more pic!


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Old 02-03-2017, 10:35 AM
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This is really a sweet looking little parlor--super cool beveled bindings as well!

Thanks for sharing it.
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Beautiful back under the finish!
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This is really a sweet looking little parlor--super cool beveled bindings as well!

Thanks for sharing it.


Thanks Nemoman!


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Beautiful back under the finish!


Thanks , this cedar is really special!


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Everything is ready for finishing! I have applied the filler and sealer and sanded everything flat. First coats on friday.


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First coats of finish. With this product that I'm using the wood looks like its oiled, deep hues and very organic. I personally prefer this over super glossy surfaces. And its very very thin too.

I can see a reason for doing glossy UV finishes but to me wood is not glossy. It never is in the forest at least. Wood is beautiful in its most simplest state. This finish justifies that and gives it a little bit of protection.




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Old 02-24-2017, 12:46 PM
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Hi friends!

Today i warmed up hot hide glue and attached the neck to the body. What do you think?


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