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#31 Bolo

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 06:23 AM

Love the finish! Hope the shells don't chafe.
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Posted 15 March 2017 - 12:22 PM

View Postbriansbrew, on 14 March 2017 - 08:56 PM, said:

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what do you think, love the Danish oil finish

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 10:11 PM

That's cracking that! I'm pleased that you like he danish oil, I swear by it. It's almost impossible to not get a nice finish.

Leather scratchplate would look good

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 08:58 AM

Brian. . . . . Nice!! ;) :D

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 09:29 PM

View PostBolo, on 15 March 2017 - 06:23 AM, said:

Love the finish! Hope the shells don't chafe.

They are nice and smooth....... :)

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 09:31 PM

View PostTruckstop, on 15 March 2017 - 10:11 PM, said:

That's cracking that! I'm pleased that you like he danish oil, I swear by it. It's almost impossible to not get a nice finish.

Leather scratchplate would look good

Thanks Truckstop,

yes its very easy applied and really brings out the beauty of the wood. I will definitely try this method again

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:28 PM

I suddenly remembered a project I once did:

http://basschat.co.u..._1#entry1586111

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 10:41 PM

View PostTruckstop, on 19 March 2017 - 09:28 PM, said:

I suddenly remembered a project I once did:

http://basschat.co.u..._1#entry1586111

My God that looks very similar to mine except for the pickups. You must have great patience for sanding as I gave up when it came to the awkward bits. Mine is now finished and Im pleased that some of the little dents and residue of the old finish
are still present and give it a sort of aged look. All my mates think it looks great

Will definitely try this again :gas:

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:14 PM

Nice work.
I found that spraying the wood with water & leaving it to soak between sanding helped to enhance the grain.
Then several coats of Danish, followed by a few coats of wax.

This was mine.
https://flic.kr/s/aHsjuw23Lc

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:00 PM

View Postxgsjx, on 20 March 2017 - 12:14 PM, said:

Nice work.
I found that spraying the wood with water & leaving it to soak between sanding helped to enhance the grain.
Then several coats of Danish, followed by a few coats of wax.

This was mine.
https://flic.kr/s/aHsjuw23Lc
I like it best in pic 3! ☺
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:40 PM

View Postxgsjx, on 20 March 2017 - 12:14 PM, said:

Nice work.
I found that spraying the wood with water & leaving it to soak between sanding helped to enhance the grain.
Then several coats of Danish, followed by a few coats of wax.

This was mine.
https://flic.kr/s/aHsjuw23Lc

Nice work xgxgs, looks like you put in a lot of work on the sanding, I found the inner horns quite difficult but it pays to take your time.
The water idea is good and I will bear that in mind the next time I do a project like this.

Your finished bass looks awesome and much better than the painted job, hard to beat natural wood.

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 10:12 PM

View Postbriansbrew, on 20 March 2017 - 09:40 PM, said:

Nice work xgxgs, looks like you put in a lot of work on the sanding, I found the inner horns quite difficult but it pays to take your time.
The water idea is good and I will bear that in mind the next time I do a project like this.

Your finished bass looks awesome and much better than the painted job, hard to beat natural wood.

It took a good few weeks from start to finish. My original intention was to dye the wood blue & silver leaf part of the body, but when I saw the wood, I changed my mind. Though it still might happen at a later date.





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