Friday, July 28, 2006

Finished staining the mandolin

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

All I have left now is scraping the binding (which I hear can take as long as 6 hours or more), and doing the finish. I am not totally sure how I'm going to do it, but a friend of mine has a spray gun and compressor, so we'll see. Here's a couple pics of the mando as it is right now. I think it will look better once the finish is on, should brighten it up quite a bit, looks a little dull right now. The spruce top was a real challenge. Some areas would get dark real easily, and some areas would wipe almost clean when I tried to blend the colors with an alcohol rag. The rest was pretty straightforward.


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