vesa wrote: ↑
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:57 am
Looks really good bw, thanks for sharing.
Do you have any pics of the tornavoz?
Can you tell a little bit more about aqua clear grain filler, pumice+shellac works fine for me when IRW but I' m going to use wenge in my next build and need to figure out how to grain fill it.
Thanks for your comment, Vesa. Ok, here's a photo of the bracing, sometime mid-build. It ended up looking cleaner and I took the braces down a bit more, I just can't seem to find a photo of the final soundboard although I'm sure I took one... check out the Robbie O'Brien video on the tornavoz. It illustrates the process nicely.
The aqua clear is properly clear and seems pretty easy to put on.
On a previous guitar I used wenge so I'm happy to comment further, FWIW
(actually, some leftover wenge from that build is the thicker lines in the rosette in this build). As the wenge had scary large pores and was matched to an Australian red cedar soundboard, which also has a major pore issue I went with superglue for pore filling for that one. Gun to my head I'd say the superglue seems to make the grain "pop" a little more and the end result has a touch more depth to it (noting this current build is not yet fully finished). For either method it is important to get all the wood dust out of the pores with an air hose etc as any residual dust will show up under the finish. On my other builds I've used egg white and pumice with mixed success (the egg white being much faster/easier to apply for this novice). The end results were pretty good but I got some sinkback after a few months. The only other tip I have for french polishing is that mineral/baby oil worked better for me than the other oils.
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