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    GAStronomist wazkelly's Avatar
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    Hard to tell using a phone to view that shot as it looks more like grain than brush marks.

    The main reason for using a brush is to get an initial thick wet coat down to seal the stain and if it looks good enough switch up to alternative finishing method.

    Lots of irregularities can be smoothed out with a few more coats followed by wet sanding.

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    Ok, the brush marks are in a 1 o’clock to 7 o’clock direction.

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    Might have to take your word for it as even after copying and enlarging that image it all looks like grain to me?

    Stupid question, but you have been brushing with the grain? Yeah? If across the grain that will stand out like dogs .......
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    Not a stupid question at all. I just selected part of the burst, brushed from the centre to the edge, and that section is across the grain.

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    Hmmm, may be part of the brush mark issue right there.

    When painting timber with a clear or varnish type product best to use light brush strokes that follow the pattern of the grain as that tends to conceal a lot of the brushing action.

    Suggest grabbing a scrap bit of timber to practice on without any stain so that you can visibly see what you are doing and how some light feathering after initial brushing can almost make the brush marks disappear.
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    Ok Waz, I’ll also try a variety of techniques and observe what works best for me over the stain.

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    Just for the record I retried Wazkelly’s brush on oil application method covering the surface with minimal overlapping strokes in the direction of the timber grain from light stain to dark stain. The method looks like it’s going to work for me. Decision made, this instrument will be tru oiled. Thanks Waz.

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    Bridge assembly.

    Hi folks, I’ve unsuccessful searched how to assemble a floating bridge. Is this correct? Metal threads (hex key side up) screwed down into the wooden base with the string saddle(?) sitting on top of the height adjustment held down by string tension? Regards, Mark.
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    Yup, that looks about right mate. Interesting looking bridge.
    With the curved profile on the ES you may want to scope out where it is going to sit, the lay some sand paper there and use it to gently sand the base to get it to sit flush across the body curve.
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    Thanks FrankenWashie. The bottom of the bridge is already curved at what appears to be an appropriate shape. Good sanding tip, I’ll use it if required.

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