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FINISHING-2

 

wpe4.jpg (12485 bytes) After the necks have been sanded to "perfection" (I find that sanding to a 220 grit sandpaper is quite sufficient), I tape off the fingerboard prior to applying the lacquer.

 

 

 

 

 

wpe5.jpg (7615 bytes) I have a bunch of "handles" for necks  - just a piece of wood with a dovetail joint cut, which I place on the dovetail of the neck.  This protects the dovetail on the neck and gives me something to hold on to while I am spraying the neck.

 

 

wpe4.jpg (12300 bytes) After the first coats of lacquer are dry, (several days is best), I sand the neck and then fill any voids or low spots with lacquer so that they will be level at the end.  I use this little bottle with a metal needle nose.  They are available in a number of woodworking catalogs.  You can also use a brush, but these work the best.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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