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Finish ideas

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:34 pm
by Chad Olson
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.

Re: Finish ideas

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:30 pm
by Art Davila
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.

Re: Finish ideas

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:20 am
by David King
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.

Re: Finish ideas

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:49 am
by Chad Olson
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.