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#1 posted 04-19-2011 09:43 PM

Wow! Great carving. If that’s cherry, I’d hit it with boiled linseed oil, soak it for about 5-10 minutes, wipe it dry, then set it out in the Aussie sun. Keep an eye on it and be sure to turn it and flip it to get an even shade. Cherry is very photo-reactive and darkens quickly in the sun. As for sanding, looks pretty good now. I wouldn’t go beyond p220; 320 at the most. Stains and glazes on cherry should be illegal. After the oil is good and dry, you can shoot it with a good clear laquer, or leave it as is with a light waxing and a LOT of buffing. Two humbuckers and a single coil—SRV fan? Where’s the pickup selector switch going to go?


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