decibel's latest activity

  • decibel
    decibel reacted to ChicknPickn's post in the thread What Color Brown is this finish? with Like Like.
    Shellac is one of my favorite sealers and coatings. I've used Trans-Tint dye in 1-1.5 pound dewaxed shellac made fresh from flakes...
  • decibel
    decibel replied to the thread What Color Brown is this finish?.
    Yeah I mix my own shellac fresh as well. Do you think sealing the guitar with shellac only, and then staining over that with a light...
  • decibel
    decibel replied to the thread What Color Brown is this finish?.
    Any idea how to do that if my only option is shellac? Would I mix some stain into the shellac, or shellac first to seal it and then...
  • decibel
    decibel reacted to scook's post in the thread What Color Brown is this finish? with Like Like.
    Maybe a tinted clear coat or stain in clear coat of some sort? You can see the natural wood where it’s scratched off so I’m assuming...
  • decibel
    NM all good thanks
  • decibel
    decibel replied to the thread Grain Filler.
    Okay, I'm just going to sand it down really well and then use the water dye. I've built two other guitars with this dye, and it gives a...
  • decibel
    decibel replied to the thread Grain Filler.
    Thanks, all. So my big takeaway is that if I'm using water based dye for the color and shellac as the final finish, filling the grain...
  • decibel
    decibel reacted to Napa Mac's post in the thread Grain Filler with Like Like.
    I recently used Wudtone's Vintage Blonde on swamp ash - no filler or spraying. It's transparent - won't give you a solid, opaque look...
  • decibel
    decibel reacted to old wrench's post in the thread Grain Filler with Like Like.
    It doesn't really change anything, but since you are using a transparent blue dye, using a clear filler might work best for you. Aqua...
  • decibel
    decibel reacted to Freeman Keller's post in the thread Grain Filler with Like Like.
    I think it changes a lot - pore filling can also seal the wood so stains don't penetrate. I have had reasonable luck staining first...
  • decibel
    decibel reacted to eallen's post in the thread Grain Filler with Like Like.
    George is target. If your taste is smooth fully true filling is the only way along with sanding sealer to level the grain variations...
  • decibel
    decibel reacted to old wrench's post in the thread Grain Filler with Like Like.
    Micro-beads for guitar grain-filling is interesting Eric! Years ago when I was working on boats, I used micro-beads mixed with epoxy to...
  • decibel
    decibel reacted to Derek Kiernan's post in the thread Grain Filler with Like Like.
    I am using Marienglas from Kremer, which was recommended to me by a varnish maker to deal with swamp ash...
  • decibel
    decibel reacted to Derek Kiernan's post in the thread Grain Filler with Like Like.
    For application, I experimented mixing it into mineral spirits in something thinner than a paste and putting as much on as possible...
  • decibel
    decibel reacted to Bob J's post in the thread Grain Filler with Like Like.
    I’ve used zpoxy on ash, takes a couple of applications, sanding down in between, but you get a glass smooth finish and it enhances the...




Top