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Minwax poly + tru oil?

 
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JPH118



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:21 am    Post subject: Minwax poly + tru oil? Reply with quote

Hey all, preparing to finish my Warmoth maple neck... trying to avoid nitro, as my plan is to get the neck finished while the body is curing. I like the looks of Minwax Honey Pine on maple, but its only available in a poly finish.

1. could i apply it, sand it down, keep the shade, and then finish in Tru Oil for a feel that I like?

2. If i stuck with just the minwax satin finish poly, how's the feel?

3. and finally, does anyone know of another oil stain that would get a similar shade to Honey Pine without the poly finish?

Thanks!
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Tom Pettingill



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:45 am    Post subject: Re: Minwax poly + tru oil? Reply with quote

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does anyone know of another oil stain that would get a similar shade to Honey Pine without the poly finish?

Not a stain, but I'm a big fan of using a wash coat of a light cut of dewaxed amber shellac flake for a nice natural coloring on maple.

Here is a steel I'm finishing up, shellac sealer / wash coat and topped with Tru Oil

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tom that looks great! Is that a steel guitar?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Is that a steel guitar?

Thanks and yes, its an 8 string steel thats basically a reverse of my Junkyard Dog model. I actually got it strung up last night, but have not taken any new pics yet, but here is the headstock with the same shellac / Tru Oil.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn Tom! Your work never ceases to amaze me!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tom;

If I ever become independantly wealthy, can I apprentice in your shop? Beer and pizza would be on me as well???
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JPH118



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow Tom, that is beautiful!

I've been reading up on shellac, never used it before but I may give it ago. Seems like it's more forgiving than a regular oil stain. Where do you get yours from?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all Smile

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Where do you get yours from?

I've bought from Shellac.net and have been happy with their service and product http://www.shellac.net/ShellacPricing.html
Here is their sample page for smaller quantities. http://www.shellac.net/pricelist.html
You can also find flake locally at specialty shops like Woodcraft and Rockler.

For application, I use a very thin mix, 1lb cut or less. I find its easier to control the color that way and also get a bit more even coverage. It drys in minutes, so its easy to add a second wash if needed, but it does not take much at all to push the color towards amber.

Here is another example

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm sold... just ordered a 4oz bag. Do you brush it on, rub it, spray, etc? seems like once i get the desired shade, i can finish it with Tru oil relatively fast?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those are beautiful!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mini Wax Honey Pine is really good. I have used it restoring Vintage Hagstroms that had poly bodies. It is easy to get the exact color you want. I applied it with a rag and just kept adding coats till I had the look I was after.
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