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Teardrop fiddle build #11: Stain

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 03-28-2020 05:12 PM 368 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: Shaping the tab Part 11 of Teardrop fiddle build series Part 12: Reaming the peg holes »

I wanted to stain the top plate to tone down its ‘whiteness’. I used Golden Oak stain and I like the way it borought out the grain of the pine top. These first two pictures show the difference.

After staining, I put the instrument out in the sun to sunbathe. My belief ius that it helped the stain dry.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!



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Serradura

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#1 posted 03-28-2020 05:27 PM

Looks fabulous!

-- Não só Serradura, Tomar, Portugal http://www.notjustsawdust.com

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Dave Polaschek

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#2 posted 03-28-2020 05:31 PM

Looking great, Dave! I like orange shellac on pine too, but some people don’t like that color so much. The golden oak looks pretty darned good.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#3 posted 03-28-2020 05:52 PM



Looking great, Dave! I like orange shellac on pine too, but some people don’t like that color so much. The golden oak looks pretty darned good.

- Dave Polaschek

Golden Oak stain in particular seems to bring out the grain lines more, at least to my eye.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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