LumberJocks

Building something like a bass viol #11: Doing some finishing

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 11-21-2020 01:55 AM 502 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: Attaching the neck and end pin Part 11 of Building something like a bass viol series no next part

I brought the instrument home to stain and spray it with lacquer. It’s one of the many times I wished that they had a spray booth at work.

When the weather permits, I prefer to spray outside, otherwise I use the spray and run method in my basement.

After many (perhaps 4) coats of spray lacquer, I scrub the instrument down with steel wood and windex. Then I give it one more spray coat and scrub it down aghain to give it a semi-gloss finish. Trust me it works for me.

Then I can glue on the fingerboard.

Bringing it back to work, I can create and install the nut. This one is made of cherry that I had from an old tree.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!



3 comments so far

View Dave Polaschek's profile

Dave Polaschek

6205 posts in 1498 days


#1 posted 11-21-2020 04:04 AM

Getting closer! Hope to hear it play.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

View robscastle's profile

robscastle

7519 posts in 3120 days


#2 posted 11-21-2020 04:44 AM

Hey Dave I found these snooping around in anthm27 shed while he is in Hong Kong

I immediately thought of you so I took a few pictures.

-- Regards Rob

View Oldtool's profile

Oldtool

3084 posts in 3106 days


#3 posted 11-21-2020 10:06 AM

Nice work Dave, looking good.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com