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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Oil finish, again

July is traditionally the slowest month on this wee blog, but we get off to a good start with the post I forgot to make yesterday. The second single plank all mahogany soprano had leapt forward despite me being off to the far side of the world, the fretboard is on, the bridge is too and now I've whipped out the Tru oil for the first time in ages. You all know my persistant struggle with shellac but the buyer of this uke asked for an oil finish so I thought it would be fun to re-visit the process. 

But first, here's a pic of the bridge being clamped. 

Then I applied the first coat of oil, a very light coat. 

And once the whole uke was rubbed down I let it dry. I gave it a second coat this morning but now I'll wait a bit longer. The humidity level makes the oil cure slowly. 

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