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 Post subject: Birch Repair complete
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:04 pm 
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1st practice project ready for finishing

New Birch back and top from RC Tonewoods on this Stella Harmony repair project. John at Blues Creek glued them for me as I hadn't learned how yet but have that bit down now.

Neck is not glued on. Original sides, blocks, and braces. New celluloid, ivoriod binding. Thought I should post now after binding and before finishing in case I ruin it. I have a rather large pile of stained scrap wood tests building up on the bench. Thinking of minwax pre-conditioner, stain, then shellac sealer, then tru-oil buffed to satin but still learning about all that.

I have original floating bridge, nut, tailpiece, and tuners but the tuners are going are going to be replaced.

(red tone is a reflection of the sidewalk)


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:18 pm 
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Birch can be hard to stain evenly. I use a wood conditioner, which allows for even staining. You can find it at Home Depot. I think it's made by Minwax.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:20 pm 
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BTW, it's beautiful. It'll sound great. You won't ruin it, trust me.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:03 pm 
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toners were what were used in the old day as Diane points out , to get color even takes skill and patience
post pics of your process we are interested in what you do

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