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    463443 Job done . 4 coats of 95% gloss...

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    Job done . 4 coats of 95% gloss Stylwood, and leaving well enough alone. I used Universal thinners in the rediseal and GP lacquer thinners in the stylwood gloss after reading a post. The...
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    I decided to definitely go with Wattyl Stylwood,...

    I decided to definitely go with Wattyl Stylwood, which is a pre cat nitrocellulose lacquer. MAton confirmed that the decal/transfer will not be affected by this lacquer .

    As per product...
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    [QUOTE=homey;2158003]Don, I don’t know details...

    [QUOTE=homey;2158003]Don,

    I don’t know details about your choice of lacquer, but I use Behlen’s Stringed Instrument Lacquer. Under this I use Behlen’s ‘Vinyl’ Sanding Sealer (which is the...
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    Thank you for your reply Alkahestic. Yes, I did...

    Thank you for your reply Alkahestic. Yes, I did mean sanding sealer.

    The Feast Watson product says apply their Sanding Sealer to raw wood, sand back flat and then do the stain . It seems...
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    Sanding Clear - Im a bit unclear ?

    Hi, and thankyou for reading this.

    Related to my previous thread, I have a small feature piece of Queensland Walnut ( the headstock of a 1970 Maton guitar) sanded back to raw wood, ready for...
  6. Hi Matt, Yes I nervously toyed with that idea...

    Hi Matt,
    Yes I nervously toyed with that idea as the sticker is rectangular. But it just goes against the grain , so to speak. I mean, removing original wood to apply a sticker.

    As you can see...
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  8. rrich, yes, that's a big concern. There's excess...

    rrich, yes, that's a big concern. There's excess material to experiment with, which I will do.

    I should start a new thread on what tint makes rose mahogany stain different from mahogany stain. I...
  9. Thanks Lappa, The sticker is the brand name . I...

    Thanks Lappa,
    The sticker is the brand name . I need to look further into the transfer / sticker matter you raise.
  10. I agree but I'd better explain. Its part of a 50...

    I agree but I'd better explain. Its part of a 50 year old acoustic guitar , the headstock. Measures about 130mm x 70 mm.

    I found out from the original manufacturer that it is QLD walnut and was...
  11. [QUOTE=Simplicity;2156464]Hi Don, One potential...

    [QUOTE=Simplicity;2156464]Hi Don,
    One potential issue you may find, an itís not related to the tints.
    Is a applying that much clear coat, to level the sticker relative to the base area.
    May cause...
  12. Stains and clearcoats compatibility - with a twist

    Hi ,

    I wish to stain bare QLD Walnut with a dark mahogany stain, and finish with clear coats over.

    The twist is I need to apply a poly vinyl sticker to the stained wood, and spray protective...
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    Maton CW 80 headstock stain ?

    Hello again,

    I need to redo the headstock veneer on a 1970 6 string Maton CW80.

    I have tracked down a replacement Maton logo (pale cream), and Maton have kindly told me that the stain is rose...
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    [QUOTE=truckjohn;2081981]Tobacco... The...

    [QUOTE=truckjohn;2081981]Tobacco...

    The problem is that you may have to do some "addition by subtraction"... As brown over orangey may still end up orangey..[/QUO

    Oh. Of the Feast Watson...
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    Hi again, A violin playing friend likes the...

    Hi again, A violin playing friend likes the finish, but had a comment as follows.
    "Could I tone down the orange/red tint, to a slightly more 'cool brown' (whatever that means!). lol.
    What tint...
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    Hi again Ian and all, Update : The sanding...

    Hi again Ian and all,

    Update : The sanding sealer mixed with prooftint maple went on well. I decided to try shellac as you originally suggested and found this Zinsser product on the web. Had a lot...
  17. Applying Stylwood clear over Feast Watson Sanding Sealer?

    Hi,
    Thank you for reading my question.

    Wattyl Stylwood is a pre-catalysed nitrocellulose lacquer, thinned with industrial universal thinner.

    Feast Watson's Sanding Sealer is thinned with turps...
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    And a good use for a microphone stand to help...

    And a good use for a microphone stand to help prevent sags on the top.
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    Up date with photos: ...

    Up date with photos:

    https://i.imgur.com/1ZDBX5Lm.jpg

    Used a cut down rubber-backed sanding pad to wipe on un-thinned Sanding Sealer (SS)across the grain into some tear-outs still showing...
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    Thanks again Ian. I didn't intend to sand back as...

    Thanks again Ian. I didn't intend to sand back as such, as Id be very close to the maple stain now on the violin. I will be going over it all carefully with a micomesh pad 500 grit to remove dust.
    ...
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    Hi again Ian, Thought I should give you an...

    Hi again Ian,

    Thought I should give you an update, as you have kindly persisted with giving me advice.

    After a lot of time researching on the web and contacting and speaking with well known...
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    Ive just made email contact with Wattyl. The...

    Ive just made email contact with Wattyl. The Craftsman product sounds good, although you cant sand it back. It must self level (?). And you can add tint to it from their range.

    Ive also asked them...
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    OK I can see the problem, which comes from the...

    OK I can see the problem, which comes from the semi-soft sanding pad on the drill touching into the top of the softer wood, even with light pressure applied. Hmm.
    I could try this sanding kit (photo...
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    Thanks again Ian. I understand the part about the...

    Thanks again Ian. I understand the part about the excavated soft wood, and its quite pronounced. Like tram tracks.

    Before I started this thread today I was doing what you've recommended using a...
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    Bowl sanding mandrels for violin contours ?

    Hi ,

    I recently posted a topic regarding re-finishing a painted violin by sanding back to bare wood and applying some sort of stained finish.

    Its now bare wood all over, spruce on the top,...
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    Thanks Ian and truckjohn. I looked at some notes...

    Thanks Ian and truckjohn. I looked at some notes and realised/remembered that on the blackwood guitar, I used truoil with an orbital sander and made a slurry as a grain filler, and after levelling,...
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    Yes, all fingers. But I let the retired carpenter...

    Yes, all fingers. But I let the retired carpenter do the Mens Shed's big table saw cutting ! I hid, sort of, behind a post , watching that small slab of wood go through with a hand push piece ....
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    Thank you Ian. Yes, I did use grain filler on the...

    Thank you Ian. Yes, I did use grain filler on the Tasmanian blackwood project (pic above). I think I used Timbermate, white. I need to look back at the build records (my memory is getting a bit fuzzy...
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    This was the original finish on the violin. ...

    This was the original finish on the violin.
    https://i.imgur.com/vOW1rSdm.jpg
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    [QUOTE=truckjohn;2077380]Also - on the pink...

    [QUOTE=truckjohn;2077380]Also - on the pink look... That's a dye on the ground layer..

    Traditional finishes have a progression of several dyes so you get the expected look for the wood -...
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    Opps, Hi Ian, Just finished my reply to...

    Opps, Hi Ian,
    Just finished my reply to truckjohn, and I see your post has popped up ! I will read it all now and reply. Thank you.
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    [QUOTE=truckjohn;2077354]Tru Oil does make a nice...

    [QUOTE=truckjohn;2077354]Tru Oil does make a nice finish if applied very thin like this video shows (it's a guitar but the basic method is the same...). It is generally easy to apply. It also does...
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    Violin re-finishing - truoil ?

    Hello again,

    I have been given the job of refinishing my granddaughter's violin from bright aqua poly to natural (stained mahogany) brown.

    After much labour, I have it 95% back to bare wood. I...
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    Hi again, Ended up joining the Mens Shed. A...

    Hi again,

    Ended up joining the Mens Shed. A retired carpenter there ran it through a table saw from both sides. Then through a thicknesser down to about 5mm.
    I did the rest by band saw at home,...
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    Yes Ian, I've realised just how finicky violins...

    Yes Ian, I've realised just how finicky violins are. Its a real craft, lots of nuances . I'm too late in life to become really skilled at it, compared to where I've eventually arrived at with...
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    Thanks Ian. My inclination is to leave the...

    Thanks Ian. My inclination is to leave the 'action' low for young fingertips, encouraging practice, or at least not discouraging it . And as the granddaughter is only a 2nd year beginner she's not...
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    Sorry John, I didn't respond to your question...

    Sorry John, I didn't respond to your question concerning replacing the neck wood I've planed away,

    Answer is, I didn't remove much, in fact along one whole edge of it, none was removed as I was...
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    I used a wheatbag for neck pain etc. No pun...

    I used a wheatbag for neck pain etc. No pun intended.
    Heated it in the microwave and wrapped it around the neck and fingerboard, keeping it away from the neck joint. Secured it with a ac ouple of...
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    Thank you Ian. Yes, understand your comment re is...

    Thank you Ian. Yes, understand your comment re is it worthwhile . Since I posted this thread, the Mum has said don't worry about doing it as she bought the violin for just $40.00. Basically, chuck it...
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    And thinking too that I may need to remove the...

    And thinking too that I may need to remove the fingerboard and plane flat the top of the neck and the bottom of the fingerboard, albeit at an angle to bring the fingerboard level with the top of the...
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    Violin bridge fitting issue. Need advice.

    Hello and thanks for looking at this.

    I have a fair bit of experience with guitar set ups and repairs, so was recently asked by my 9 years old granddaughter if I could fit a bridge to her newly...
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    Thanks for that Skew. I was thinking similar...

    Thanks for that Skew.

    I was thinking similar this morning. While its probably obvious, I can cut my 250 wide block into 2 equal pieces 120mm approx. wide.

    Id feel a lot more confident pushing ...
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    i do know a kitchen cabinetmaker but he's always...

    i do know a kitchen cabinetmaker but he's always so busy, so i try not to ask. There is a local mens shed so i will give them a try. Its funny sad that when i asked a couple of well known local...
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    Yes, sorry ! I meant veneer . I do own a band...

    Yes, sorry ! I meant veneer . I do own a band saw, but its the cheapest Ozito, and also a tablesaw same brand, the latter I find quite scary.
    The actual cavity cover measures approx. 200mm long x...
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    How to laminate pieces from a timber block ?

    Hello . Thank you for reading this question.

    I want to make a thin (2-3mm) electronics cover plate from a block of wood, for a guitar build I did last year.

    The wood block is 50mm thick x...
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    1970s Maton 12 string neck joint problem !

    Hi, thank you for having a look at this.

    Can anyone help with explaining how this neck joint at the heel is constructed in a 1970's Maton 12 string acoustic ?

    As the photos show, it appears to...
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    Looking good Kevin. Where did you buy the...

    Looking good Kevin.

    Where did you buy the carbon fibre rods ?

    Did you cut the neck blank into two pieces and re-glue with one turned 180 degrees ?
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    That guitar looks fantastic Kev ! I will follow...

    That guitar looks fantastic Kev ! I will follow its journey.

    Here's some photos of the completed "Tassie".

    http://i.imgur.com/3SFfw2E.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/p9NA3MC.jpg...
  49. Thank you so much again to all who have helped me...

    Thank you so much again to all who have helped me with this project, now completed. Special thanks to rustynail, of this Forum.

    Here are a few photos of the "Tassie". I'm letting the Truoil dry...
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    Will look later today thanks Kevin . Regards,...

    Will look later today thanks Kevin .

    Regards,
    Don
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