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by Mike Kinny
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: The shiniest finish for classical guitar back/sides
Replies: 11
Views: 4005

Re: The shiniest finish for classical guitar back/sides

The more I try to "rush" the finish, the longer it ultimately takes. For "shiney" you will need to spend more time on prep work. "Shiney" shows all the scratches and mole hills. If you are only doing one, David King's suggestion of using Mohawk spray can lacquer might be the way to go. Intending to...
by Mike Kinny
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: The shiniest finish for classical guitar back/sides
Replies: 11
Views: 4005

Re: The shiniest finish for classical guitar back/sides

John Clifford wrote:Purists, and even not-so-purists, might have a problem with a poly finish on a classical guitar.
I have no problem with anything at all. lol
by Mike Kinny
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: The shiniest finish for classical guitar back/sides
Replies: 11
Views: 4005

The shiniest finish for classical guitar back/sides

Hi luthiers, What's the shiniest finish that can give a deep clear gloss look in shortest time? I've never had any luck with brushing. Brush marks are always visible. French polishing takes waaaay too long. However wiping on thinned lacquer is what I've found best so far. Never tried spraying. Maybe...
by Mike Kinny
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Thicknessing back and sides with a jointer
Replies: 17
Views: 7812

Re: Thicknessing back and sides with a jointer

Roger Rosenberger, Great, that's also one possibility to consider.
by Mike Kinny
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Thicknessing back and sides with a jointer
Replies: 17
Views: 7812

Re: Thicknessing back and sides with a jointer

Thanks guys for all the input.

Freeman Keller, I think I can find a woodworking shop to do it for some payment. Thanks.
by Mike Kinny
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Thicknessing back and sides with a jointer
Replies: 17
Views: 7812

Thicknessing back and sides with a jointer

Hi,

I don't have a drum sander and am not intending to buy one as they are way too expensive for my budget however I have a jointer.

Has anyone tried thicknessing back and sides with a jointer? What are other options if any?

Thanks, Mike
by Mike Kinny
Tue May 28, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Is primer necessary?
Replies: 4
Views: 1707

Is primer necessary?

Hi,

What is a primer and why is it necessary to apply before lacquer? This is to finish a classical guitar.

Thanks
by Mike Kinny
Fri May 24, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Are these usable for finishing?
Replies: 1
Views: 1178

Are these usable for finishing?

Hi,

Are any of these products good for lacquer/shellac finishing a classical guitar? I want the back/sides look as if there's a layer of glass on them. :)

https://www.bosch-do-it.com/za/en/diy/t ... 199926.jsp

Thanks, Abraham