Gibson - Cheney
Re-finish back and sides
Clean top, re-glue bridge
Wait on orders- neck finish -poor
Thick Varnish, can match the brown of the neck
This is "Mission brown"
Will be able to get yellow off binding Im thinking
Under that jack was a messed up hole, wood broken, sealing
all that up
All cleaned and sealed
My finger is crazed like the neck :)
The body picks the tint up reddish, not the binding
Its just that kind of Mahog
Here are some shots of it with that, and a coat of clear
Some light picks it up more brownish, others more reddish
Starting the binding tint
Showing the cracks easier when scuffed.
All I can do is feed in some thinned dark Titebond in the
seam now that the finish has the rest hidden.
Here is the look after matching the color, and adding a bit of
new patina before going forth with final clear coats
After feeding a little more hide glue into the top of those
cracks, I used the 1500 Tolecut for the blocking, and went back
Also feeding some clear over the heel, to pin down the checked
varnish, steel wool will satinize it.
Same method of fixing a hole in a boat side, that you cannot
reach from the inside.
I will pull this celluloid up against the hole tight, and seal
it off with amber #20, I think that will be the start of a
decent matched plug.
Pushing it thru...
Pulled tight, will seal one edge and snip wire and push it out
Thats a a decent match for sure, now to cap it with wax paper
with kicker on it to get a smooth top
Nice, now for some tint
Its like anything, cant see it from an angle...
Direct on, with flash, yes, but when sanded and buffed, that
will blend very well, I call it OK
Onward with clear.
Cracks are back, will go with #10 this time, and block again
cracks continue to pop loose with any temp inversion
Needs real repair (with cleats) in the future if they open up
I am going on with clear and blocking the raised areas to
try and smooth them up.
Top cleaned and waxed (not in bridge area)
F board cleaned and oiled
Back and sides 000 steel wool, then buffed/waxed
Patina matches well with the original finish areas.
OK, its in a chip case and ready to deliver
Bridge and parts in case pocket