Flame walnut G4 coming along

Rickgrxbass

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I decided to go pretty straightforward with my G4: a very subtle brown dye under a tung oil finish.  For the dye coat I combined tung oil, turpentine (well, turpatine), and 2 sample packets of Varathane American Walnut stain ($0.50 from home improvement store :icon_thumright:) into a slurry not entirely dissimilar to breakroom coffee.  You know the stuff, the coffee Jim made when he got in at 8:00 and it's still there on the warm pot at 3:15, you add four creamers to it but it's still pretty dark and gross looking:
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In retrospect, I realize there is enough there for about five hundred coats...

Anyway, after two skim coats, the stain did a pretty good job of accenting the figuring and evening out the color in the lighter heartwood:
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And after only four or five coats of straight tung oil, I'm already getting a nice gloss:
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Oh, wait.  That's just wet oil.  Oh well, now I have time to order my neck.


 

DangerousR6

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Man that is absolutely fabulous...It's turning out beautiful... :icon_thumright:

Now you just need the neck that I had photochopped onto it... :laughing7:
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