Totally. Will do. This seems like very practical advice and I’ll be sure to follow it.
But let’s say you were the impulsive type (not you nor me, clearly) - where would you start?
Ron Kelly often uses shellac, applied with a brush, on his guitars.
This seems like shellac may be a good first test run.I call it "as minimal amount of works as possible" finish. Sand to 400, finish with amber shellac.
Excellent. Thank you for sharing. Your example turned out great.For the deep grain look you need to accentuate it by sanding the soft grain areas more, scraping them using a sharp knife/ chisels/ whatever.
I did this Ash body guitar by using dye (not stain), 1 light coat of sanding sealer and a final satin clear coat (I did 2k poly for that's what my mate wanted). You've got 1 chance at it, no sanding or polishing afterwards. If you screw it up you fill the grain
If you really want the grain to pop you can use a stainless wire brush before sanding. Then Golden Oak Danish Oil.
Exactly what I was going to suggest. I was thinking a soft-brass wire brush, then sand with sandpaper over a folded up towel rather than a sanding block. Definitely test a scrap to see if results meet the target.If you really want the grain to pop you can use a stainless wire brush before sanding. Then Golden Oak Danish Oil.
I actually can't remember if I really applied a sealer, might have just been the clear.Excellent. Thank you for sharing. Your example turned out great.
Your advice is similar to eallen’s above (sand to 400) but I can see taking the sanding a little further in the grainy areas. I’d have to build up some courage to use a chisel.
Can you explain what you mean about your “1 chance” caution? Do you mean after you apply the sealer, you won’t ever be able to strip it back and work the grain if the first attempt wasn’t successful?