Alt wood finishes



Moderator: Ghost Hip

Re: Alt wood finishes

Postby Dandolin » Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:11 am

it lives! :group:

yeah, pickled finishes count, and I love the open grain look :)*
On an other board, in another time:
"I also have a Fat Goat HB/P90 on my bastardized f-hollowed V, which is made of God-knows what kind of wood and of how many pieces. That guitar sounded OK when I installed one Shlabotnik pup on it; it actually became alive, very soaring; but I ended up preferring the Fat Goat, which gives me a darker, more "barking" tone as well as more "CHANK" and (maybe) better dynamics when played clean."
Dandolin

User avatar
IAMILFFAMOUS
IAMILFFAMOUS
 
Posts: 7609
Joined: Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:33 pm
Location: On the pharm in PA

Re: Alt wood finishes

Postby mathias » Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:16 pm

I see this thread is back. Does anyone know any rub-on finishes besides tung oil and the Wudtone stuff? (Nothing wrong with Wudtone, just looking for alternatives.
Particularly in brighter colors — blues, greens, etc — rather than just wood stain colors.)
ILF Equipped :love:

skullservant wrote:You can like whatever you want so long as it makes you happy

Searching for that new sound.
If you can read this, then I'm back? :?:
mathias

User avatar
IAMILFFAMOUS
IAMILFFAMOUS
 
Posts: 3853
Joined: Sat Dec 29, 2007 4:25 pm
Location: noosphere

Re: Alt wood finishes

Postby JonnyAngle » Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:57 am

mathias wrote:I see this thread is back. Does anyone know any rub-on finishes besides tung oil and the Wudtone stuff? (Nothing wrong with Wudtone, just looking for alternatives.
Particularly in brighter colors — blues, greens, etc — rather than just wood stain colors.)

I believe your local paint store can do that
JonnyAngle

User avatar
IAMILFFAMOUS
IAMILFFAMOUS
 
Posts: 4199
Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:35 am

Re: Alt wood finishes

Postby mathias » Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:13 am

What kinds of finishes are they, though? Shellac, poly, something else?
ILF Equipped :love:

skullservant wrote:You can like whatever you want so long as it makes you happy

Searching for that new sound.
If you can read this, then I'm back? :?:
mathias

User avatar
IAMILFFAMOUS
IAMILFFAMOUS
 
Posts: 3853
Joined: Sat Dec 29, 2007 4:25 pm
Location: noosphere

Re: Alt wood finishes

Postby Blackened Soul » Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:48 pm

mathias wrote:I see this thread is back. Does anyone know any rub-on finishes besides tung oil and the Wudtone stuff? (Nothing wrong with Wudtone, just looking for alternatives.
Particularly in brighter colors — blues, greens, etc — rather than just wood stain colors.)

Well... lately I've been messing with Driftwood Final Finish Liquid Wax for a Clear Satin Finish https://www.amazon.com/Driftwood-Finish ... 5c26cd5a14

And ColorTone Wipe-On Poly Finish https://www.stewmac.com/luthier-tools-a ... inish.html

Both are similar in that when they dry they don't give you the normal "wet" finish look like oil, lacquers, shellacs exedra.. Both work well over any coloring or dye and so far I haven't found where it reacts weird to any color or die like tung oil does with ColorTone Liquid Stains [I one time tried to do tung oil over green and the whole thing crystallized and I ended up having to sand it all off, re-dye and shoot nitro over it..]
Blackened Soul

User avatar
IAMILFFAMOUS
IAMILFFAMOUS
 
Posts: 3525
Joined: Wed May 04, 2011 1:41 am
Location: lost in the dark forests in my head

Re: Alt wood finishes

Postby mathias » Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:10 pm

For some reason I was thinking of “future floor finish” which is really acrylic clear coat — I had some in the past for finishing gaming miniatures (a short-lived hobby some long time ago for me, turns out I suck at painting fine details.)
ILF Equipped :love:

skullservant wrote:You can like whatever you want so long as it makes you happy

Searching for that new sound.
If you can read this, then I'm back? :?:
mathias

User avatar
IAMILFFAMOUS
IAMILFFAMOUS
 
Posts: 3853
Joined: Sat Dec 29, 2007 4:25 pm
Location: noosphere

Previous

Return to Guitar Tech & Projects



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


Sponsored Ad. (Please no inflated/repetitive clicking. Thanks!)

Advertisements help support ILF


ilovefuzz.com is not responsible for user-submitted content. Users participate at their own discretion and risk.