Wanting to put a finish on this box that will work on the labels too.  Looking for satin not a glossy shine.

What do you suggest and should I do it before I build the guitar or after?  Does it matter?

Views: 92

Attachments:

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Make all your cuts & drill all your holes first, so you can get all the sanding out of the way. Otherwise, you’ll have to do touch ups on the finish if you do it first? As for Finish, just don’t buy anything cheap? Varathane, MinWax, Watco, Zinsser are all great brands & they make high-gloss to no-gloss finishes? Watco & MinWax make great wipe-on Poly finishes that are awesome for cbg’s? Cheers :)

My first build was an Undercrown box, I used matte spray varnish, still looks great. Pic shows it next to an unfinished box.  Pic is actually in this same forum from 2016  

Looks good,  Spray Can or do you have a spray gun system....

 Well-timed post for me, Mark. Thank you for getting it started, as I would like to know the same thing. I haven't put anything on the bodies of my guitars, preferring the worn look. After three years, some are looking about perfect for my liking and I am interested now in preserving that look. I use linseed oil on the necks.

It was a spray can, either Minwax or Varathane. I attached a long scrap where the neck goes and was able to spray all sides at once, 2-3 coats.

RSS

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation? How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor


Recommended Links & Resources


Forum

Cigar Box Amp Mods

Started by Cigar Box Nation in Feature Articles. Last reply by RTZGUITARS on Friday. 14 Replies

Blog Posts

Mr. Bells

Posted by Stephen Cohen on September 4, 2021 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Bookie's Poor Man's Dobro

Posted by Steve Bookout on July 18, 2021 at 2:04pm 3 Comments

Get your groove on for free

Posted by François on July 13, 2021 at 3:05pm 1 Comment

Latest Activity

Randy S. Bretz liked Uncle John's photo
30 minutes ago
Uncle John posted a photo

Outhouse Row. Got TP? Dave L fore ground and Mose in the back.

Feel free to save and keep these. You can have them printed as photos. A gift from Dave Lynas.
34 minutes ago
Anthony Anson posted an event

Educational Event at London

September 21, 2021 to September 15, 2022
In this event, students can learn lots of skills and knowledge that is important for them. Mostly…See More
2 hours ago
Randy S. Bretz posted a photo

Working on a Ziricote fretless fretboard

Got the slots for the inlaid fret lines done and the bone edge markers. All done with my scroll saw.
3 hours ago
Rich liked Silent Jim's video
10 hours ago
Taffy Evans replied to Cigar Box Blues's discussion - Memorial for Dave Lynas -
"Hi, I did not know Dave had passed, sad. RIP Dave. Taff"
11 hours ago
Uncle John commented on Maddog's photo
Thumbnail

Amp #150 Romeo Y Julieta

"Very nice. I like this handle too."
11 hours ago
Uncle John commented on Maddog's photo
Thumbnail

Amp #152 Gran Habano

"Red! Pretty too. And I know that yours sound good."
11 hours ago
Uncle John commented on Maddog's photo
Thumbnail

Amp #153 Oliva

"153.  That is a lot.  Good looker  here."
11 hours ago
Uncle John commented on Uncle John's photo
Thumbnail

Good playing fretless. GDG.

"Thanks, Rope and Fantacone.  It was good to be back building.   I will try not to…"
11 hours ago
Derek Rose liked Richard Sundberg's video
14 hours ago
Derek Rose liked Danny Gordon's video
14 hours ago

Music

© 2021   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/963882636?profile=original") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->