2005-07-20

Applying lacquer

Rub entire instrument with plastic scrubber or 600 grit water paper.

Wipe clean with soft rag.

Apply clear lacquer, starting at tail on ribs. Once bottom part is done, mount in holder. Finish ribs, being careful not to apply too much - ensure there are no dribbles.

Make sure coverage is complete, but do not go over sections that have started drying.

Apply lacquer to bottom next, starting at left end.

Apply cross-wise, complete with length-wise strokes.

Do the same for the top, avoiding F-holes. Brush away from holes.

Apply lacquer to scroll, avoiding excess coverage.

Hang out to dry.