Building my first guitar #5: Starting the finish

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Blog entry by daverose posted 672 days ago 782 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After sanding for about a week straight I was ready to fill the grain and oil it. I’m a big fan of straight up BLO to enhance grain and color so I used some sawdust I collected from sanding, mixed it with the BLO and rubbed that into the pores as best I could. Then I wet (oil) sanded with 400 grit to create a bit of a slurry to further fill the pores. I like the results and how it’s made the stripes in the mahogany more vibrant although the amber colour of the BLO has covered up the purple in the purpleheart a bit. Now I have to be patient and wait a week or two for the BLO to harden up before top coating.

Before and after:

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#1 posted 672 days ago

Man, what a difference. Gotta love that first coat of oil.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#2 posted 552 days ago

You did a great job, it looks really amazing.
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