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Old 09-09-2018, 09:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default First CA finish

Attempting a CA finish for the first time. It is a Walk Street II kit. I believe the wood is red oak, I'm no expert though. I cut the blank from a handrail section I bought years ago for a cigar box guitar project. I am pretty happy with the result. I learned a lot in the process. Some minor mistakes during the application and polishing that I'll nail next time. Advice welcome.

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Old 09-09-2018, 09:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks pretty smooth for a combined first time and oak.

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Old 09-09-2018, 09:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Looks very good !! . Far better than my first attempt with CA ...

How many coats of CA (and was it thin, medium, or thick) ? . What polishing process please ?
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Old 09-10-2018, 06:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
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It was 8 costs of medium (all I had on me) over a blank that had been sanded to 600 grit. I then used micro mesh wet from 1500-12000, using every other one. (5 steps basically).

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Old 09-10-2018, 07:24 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Congratulations on your first CA finish. If you would help us old guys with failing eye sight. Use a non reflective back drop. Like a plain white sheet of paper. We could get a better look at the pen. Thanks for sharing with us.
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Old 10-25-2018, 03:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I use an old bath mat as a background. No glare.
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