Finish ideas

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Finish ideas

Postby Chad Olson » Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:34 pm

You guys have any input on a finish that would go well with a padauk fretboard? I was originally thinking an iced tea or honey burst would look good but I'm starting to think all blonde would be the way to go.
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Re: Finish ideas

Postby Art Davila » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:30 pm

Do you have enough to do tests on each finish? Say an inch and a quarter area each finish.
If not could you use the under side, just sand it off prior to glueing it down.
I have a lot of experience on how "not" to do things.
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Re: Finish ideas

Postby David King » Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:20 am

Chad,
your padauk will darken considerably over time and may become nearly black as it oxidizes so you might want to keep that possibility in mind for your color scheme.
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Re: Finish ideas

Postby Chad Olson » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:49 am

I did keep the scraps of the wood I used for the top & I've been experimenting... I'm almost thinking a nice brandy wine color might work out the best.
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Here's a couple shots of where I'm at with this.
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