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Oil finished pine cab & amp

Discussion in 'Shock Brother's DIY Amps' started by jsnwhite619, Oct 13, 2020.

  1. jrblue

    jrblue Friend of Leo's

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    Oil on pine can darken with time and absorb dirty, so make sure you use the right stuff, and properly. Perslonally, I would use a real finish, not oil.
     
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    Have to agree with that. 'Raw' BLO will darken quite a lot over time.

    I've used it a lot on cedar siding and on a wooden boat for several years (never on guitars, speaker boxes, though) . It's technically a 'drying oil'. I've used it straight and mixed with various other oils / thinners / etc. My experience is it will work better [best?] when thinned somewhat and mixed with either other oils or even a clear liquid PU.
     
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    Wonderful and amazing:)
     
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    I know practically nothing about finishing, but I would assume the oil would be followed by something like a wax, after it's fully cured to further protect it, right?
     
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  5. jsnwhite619

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    It will be getting oil based polyurethane in the end. However, this one below is nearly 6 years old and doesn't look any different than it did then. Used to get gigged with fairly often, but not anymore. Nothing but boiled linseed oil on there. The one in this thread makes probably somewhere around 3-4 dozen or more I've built & finished this way over the past several years.

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    All my cabs get wiped with tung oil, one or two coats and they live like that forever after.

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    Great looking cab. Love the grain of the wood.
     
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    No worries, all good. One difference I should have mentioned was that in my examples the surfaces are exposed to lots of UV normally, in your case probably 'not so much'. It is the UV breakdown of BLO that causes it to darken so much. I have learned to use additives into the BLO to counteract this effect, but took some time and trial/error to figure this out /argh!

    Very nice. Keep up the great work!
     
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    Lowerleftcoast Friend of Leo's

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    I found this birdseye pine at the local home depot. It is just oiled. I don't want to go through the hassle of fixing a ding in a *finish* so it will just stay oiled.

    It just gets another splash of BLO every year and it can age anyway it wants.:)
     
  10. guitarmikey

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    Oiled (linseed) pine looks GREAT for most cabs!
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  11. Guy Guyatone

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    Not as fancy a grain as some of these, but it does the job:

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    Some kind of "Teak Oil" on it which is probably mostly BLO.
     
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    Dudes, nice woodies!
     
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    Nice job, here’s my Boss Katana 100 pine cab, box joints done by hand by my son.
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    My hat is off to your son. He must have patience and skills to git-r-done 'cuz that 's not easy.

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    +1 to that
     
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    Grab yourself a copy of this book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1565235665/?tag=tdpri-20

    It will answer all your wood finishing questions, and then some. Very interesting read.
     
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    I forgot what I used !

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    how do you find that linseed smell?
     
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    Great looking cab. I recently recently rehoused my Super Champ XD in a pine PRRI cab. I took a slightly different route, using a sealer, then stain and rattlecan satin urethane to finish it. I'm really pleased with the results. _657.JPG _658.JPG
     
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    *I love the smell of linseed in the morning*

    ...sorry couldn't resist... hah!

    Seriously, the smell does dissipate after awhile. It can't come into the house for a minute.
     
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