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m7trevlyn

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05-07-2010 06:15 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question stain finishing

I’m going to be making a guitar for my father in law for his birthday (from grizzly kit). How can do two stains side by side on one piece of wood?


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#1 posted 05-07-2010 06:21 AM

Do you want them to fade into each other? Say, fade from light to dark? If so, it’s pretty hard to do with stain. However, wood dyes works exceptionally well for this technique. I’ve seen amazing multi-hued starburst effects done with dye.

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#2 posted 05-07-2010 08:00 AM

No, I’m looking for more of sudden change. Best way I can put it is if I was painting I would put tape down do one side then the other, but from what I can tell with stain it would bleed over.

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m7trevlyn

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#3 posted 05-07-2010 08:01 AM

No, I’m looking for more of sudden change. Best way I can put it is if I was painting I would put tape down do one side then the other, but from what I can tell with stain it would bleed over.

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#4 posted 05-07-2010 10:21 PM

As far as I know you can’t do it since stain soaks in to the wood. They would bleed into each other.
Usually guitar makers use contrasting woods to get that effect.

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#5 posted 05-07-2010 10:29 PM

You could always cut the wood, stain each piece separately, and glue the wood up again.

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#6 posted 05-08-2010 03:11 AM

You could do an inlay line between the areas to be stained, using epoxy or inlay substrate like turquoise.
Let me put it this way-
It’s me building the guitar this is what I would do…
I would mark off the line of stain change where I want it to be,
Take the Dremel or if I didn’t have a Dremel, a small gouge, and remove a small thin inlay trough along the marked line. Fill with colored epoxy or inlay substrate, sand then stain my two colors on either side of the inlay.
That’s my take on it.

Lisa

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