lux wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:27 pm
Very nice looking build. I would invest in the best grade of platina shellac for this. Maybe it's just my personal preference, but I think that the yellowing that comes with typical grades of amber shellac is less flattering to high grades of maple than it is to darker woods. Maple looks great, IMO, with the clearest finish possible.
I think many will disagree, including myself. It can all look a bit stark with the clearest shellac. Personally I prefer it to be an amber colour and of course pretty much all violins are finished with pretty strong colour. In any case clear shellac won't stop the wood from oxidising, over time it will yellow anyway and there's nothing one can do to stop it.