|gbarcus ||02-20-2014 06:40 PM |
Bocote Fingerboard Coating
So I've had this bocote fingerboard laying around for about 2 years now and figured it was high time I used it.
It's pretty heavy, so I decided to make a couple of fingerboards out of it.
Question is what is a good coating to protect the wood. It's pretty oily as is, but would like at least something to keep the dust and grime from getting into the pores.
Wondering if someone has used an oil such as finishing oil. Worried that the natural oil in the wood will clash with it and leave the board sticky.
|Lonnybass ||02-20-2014 06:43 PM |
I used a similar looking board from Youngblood on a bass last year. Hit it with some boiled linseed oil a couple times a year and that's all you should need.
|FBB Custom ||02-20-2014 06:48 PM |
yeah whatever you'd normally use for a fingerboard would be fine.
|CustomTech ||02-20-2014 09:34 PM |
bocote darkens very quickly. there will be a huge difference in just a weeks time after youve finished sanding the board. using boiled linseed oil will make the board extremely dark over time to where it will take much away from the distinction in the grain. bocote is very oily, it really dosent need a finish on it, but if you did choose to, id stick to an oil that dosent really darken, like tung, or tru oil.
|gbarcus ||02-21-2014 07:18 AM |
Cool, Thanks Guys!
Yeah it darkens a lot. I was pretty surprised when I resawed the board how bright it looked compared to the outside. Too bad it won't say that way.
|Big B. ||02-21-2014 01:52 PM |
I like tru oil for fingerboards but it does darken bocote a bit. This board looked a lot like yours when it was raw.
|TurkeypillSLEEP ||02-21-2014 02:14 PM |
+5 to all. I love Bocote and wish more basses were made with bocote boards.
|Lonnybass ||02-22-2014 05:54 AM |
My board darkened on its own after about a week...the boiled linseed oil gave it a nice warm sheen but didn't really darken the color much beyond what it looked like after being exposed to the air. Maybe it's a Minnesota thing :-)
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