Anyone have advice as to the best finish to put on an oak fret board and how you go about it? Normally I use almond oil on rosewood fret boards but was not sure about oak. Thanks for any info.

Views: 388

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I just finished a walnut fret board this weekend with CA aka superglue. I cut the fret slots before finishing but next time I will do it after because it makes more sense. I build mostly fretless .

 How I do it....sand to a 400 grit finish. Spread CA with a credit card type thing. I use insta-set CA activator but you can just let it dry. I give it 2 coats then sand back flat with 400 wrapped around a block then a quick hit with 600. Next I give a quick rub with 0000 steel wool and finally buff to a high shine with brown paper bag. Sounds like a lot of steps but really takes less than an hour from raw wood completely finished rock hard and mirror smooth.

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

Featured Instrument Video

Forum

Etsy sales

Started by Angry Rooster Guitars in Other stuff - off topic, fun stuff, whatever. Last reply by Angry Rooster Guitars 11 hours ago. 17 Replies

Building to sell

Started by Mark Rinehart in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Jerry Jordan on Thursday. 4 Replies

Latest Activity

Don Craig replied to Paul Craig's discussion Yamaha Silent Guitar
"I think you're right.  Any of us could build a silent solid-body that had…"
1 hour ago
Bob "Ambrose" Negus commented on Philip Hall's photo
Thumbnail

The Big D

"Definitely Different by design. I can see you have worked Dilligently on this unique build. Neat…"
1 hour ago
Don Craig commented on Brian Thompson's photo
Thumbnail

'Teardrop Twins' Finished! 4

"Beautiful necks, great profile."
1 hour ago
Don Craig liked Brian Thompson's photo
1 hour ago
Don Craig liked Brian Thompson's photo
1 hour ago
Don Craig liked Brian Thompson's photo
1 hour ago
Don Craig liked BeetleJuice!'s photo
1 hour ago
Don Craig liked Daniel Walter's photo
1 hour ago
Don Craig liked smilingdog1's photo
1 hour ago
Bob "Ambrose" Negus liked Donkey's blog post Do Write Songs On Your Cigar Box Guitar?
1 hour ago
Don Craig liked sparky37's photo
1 hour ago
Don Craig liked Philip Hall's photo
2 hours ago

Events

Music

Loading…

© 2019   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 -->