This photo shows the top after staining and several coats of toner
lacquer to even the tone out as much as possible .
Then into the
spray booth, 2 - 3 weeks to dry, cut back and polish. That's all
Well, here it is, the finished article !
The customer (an engineer) took on the job of cleaning up all the metalwork and
knobs. A new, longer, bridge base was required to cover the width of the
join in the new piece underneath it. Also, there was a piece of spacer/plastic insulator missing on the underside of the 3 way switch. VERY fiddly,
but successful !
Some work was needed fitting the new scratchplate, as the old one was missing,
and that just left general fretwork and setting up to do.
All in all, it turned out really rather well, taking in to account where it
was all heading before it came to me.
And the customer was delighted; which in the end, is what