Refinish reshaped neck heel?

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  1. WarriorJoe7

    WarriorJoe7 Supporting Member

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    I just reshaped a neck heel from fenderish shape to a flat across shape in order to fit a certain neck pocket. It required removing 1/8 inch of wood in some spots. Its a standard maple/rosewood neck with satin finish and the only things that got touched during sanding were the 3 flat sides of the neck heel (had to shave maybe a millimeter off the sides for width issues.) The final fit came out wonderful. So how do i refinish this and seal that wood?
  2. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

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    At a minimum I'd but some shellac on there (quick and easy, thin, and excess can be wiped off with alcohol even when dry) to give some moderate slowdown of moisture gain and loss.
  3. WarriorJoe7

    WarriorJoe7 Supporting Member

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  6. WarriorJoe7

    WarriorJoe7 Supporting Member

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    I actually found some spray on polyurethane at Lowes for $8, and it worked fantastically

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