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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 3:49 am 
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Walnut
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Hi gentlemen,
After the success of my first kit build I'm having a go at a telecaster style kit.
My query is that I am using tung oil which is glossing up lovely in most areas but I am getting some areas of dull matt like finish, please see attached photo.
Is this just because I need more oil layers?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 6:43 am 
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First name: Chuck
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City: New Hartford
State: Ny
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What type of wood is it? Was it sealed with anything prior to finish?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:10 am 
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Hi chuck
It's an ash burl.... which I believe was sealed
I have put another coat or two on since my post and it is looking better now.... I will post photos over the next few days...
Still learning here... And loving it !!!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:04 pm 
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there must be some non smooth areas, burl can be difficult because of the varied surface and densities.
Maybe Use a fine blade scraper prior to applying the oil.
Fo scrapers I like to use those disposable knife blades-
the ones which snap apart and go inside handles.
I don't install them, just use them right out of the package.
You can finish something like an acoustic guitar top or a neck in a matter of minutes-
minimal sanding required.
But they are razor sharp and it takes some technique, wear gloves and be careful.
You don't want too much blood in the finish :-(

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:35 am 
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hmmmmm ash burl in blood red.... lol
thanks William :)


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