Ammonia fuming. Before and after.


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Locust fingerboards and bridges. Before and after ammonia fuming session. Color is definitely a bit odd, but don’t fret, a coat of oil will make these a dark honey color. Should look interesting with the redwood and walnut. Fingerboard is … Continue reading

Black locust from a fence post and some fuming


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Guitar stuff last week… I decided to use black locust for my fingerboard and bridge.  Cut the rough blanks a month or two ago, yet again, from the old locust post and brought them to the shop to aclimate.  I’ve … Continue reading


Bench progress. Top halves planed and glued together along with the face board. Need to mount the top onto the tenons, make vice face and mount it, drill holes for hold downs then finish. Played with fuming oak samples with ammonia. The 10% consumer stuff doesn’t work well. I’ll have some 28% industrial ammonia to try next week. Not that its needed, but fun to play with finishing techniques.