July 7th, 2012, 06:14 PM
Is there a thread that shows (with pictures) the finishing of a maple neck/maple fretboard with Nitro? I would be very interested to see how some of the experienced builders get from bare wood to a glossy buffed finish. All the threads I see show a neck being built then shot with lacquer then it's bolted on the body. It would be nice to spray the finish then let it dry then bolt it on but it obviously doesn't work that way. Thanks!
Colt W. Knight
July 7th, 2012, 09:46 PM
This one is fairly detailed. (http://www.tdpri.com/forum/finely-finished/324033-how-i-apply-lacquer-finish-aftermarket-neck.html)
Since maple doesn't require any pore filler, and its a very dense wood. You can apply a few thin coats and get a beautiful finish that dries very quickly. In the above link, the entire process could be completed in 24 hours. If you wanted to lay down a lot of thick coats for a very deep finish, drying time takes a while.
July 8th, 2012, 01:31 AM
Colt - That is an excellent thread with a lot of good information. I had searched for maple neck finishing and your example didn't come up. I appreciate you navigating me that way!