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    Hopefully the last coat of shellac.


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    Looking very nice.
    How many coats did you finish up with, or did you lose count?
    Also were you using a 1-pound cut?
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    Pathfinder 01 - Explorer with upgrades (1st build)

    I used 2cut for 5 layers, with the traditional technique: many circular movements, using olive oil too.
    (Then I had quite a pause.)
    After spiriting off, the 6th layer is 1 cut shellac, but I applied it without oil and I drenched the textile piece in the solution and used long swipes along the grain, as if painting. It created minor long marks, but even those look good so it occured to me that I would leave it like this.
    I will leave it to cure for a week and take a look then to decide.
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    I'm a big fan of shellac, but have actually never used it as top coat. I generally use it to seal timber (I've even grain filled with it) and have used it under polyurethane to get a bit of tint to the timber.

    I like that it is such a versatile product. Thanks for the info. Look forward to seeing the guitar once completed.
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    Some progress today: trying the machine heads in their place and shielding two of the cavities.
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    Machine heads in place and fixed with screws.

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    That looks great, a wonderful finish on the timber too
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