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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:25 pm 
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I have a back and sides set i bought from a wood supplier and, as a matter of personal taste, i just don't like the mousie brown color-- it's called "Boire." I can't really afford to throw sets away. Grain and back bookmatch are nice and i'm thinking that darkening the wood will help quite a bit. However, I'm not sure of the sequencing. When I glue the binding on to routed boxes, it seems inevitable that i get some glue into the side pores below the binding. This would make staining uneven I imagine. So, do I dye or stain, and do I do that before the binding? Does anyone have a recommended stain or dye make? I've used minwax before and for guitars it's awful (not so great for other stuff either.) Thank you in advance. Picture attached.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:46 pm 
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try stain first I think you should be able to find something you like

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:10 pm 
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Just finished a 'boire' project. Positively luminous, it pleases me no end. I think of lively mahogany with dark streaks. But that's my perception and those particular pieces of wood.

I did find a very big difference between the finished wood and samples wetted with naphtha. Maybe before staining commences applying the finish that will be used on some scrap.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:26 am 
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this is true
often the finished end product won't look like the raw
test finish a piece of scrap

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:20 am 
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Thanks so much. Mr. Havriluk, would you be willing to post or send me some pix of the guitar?

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