The Walnut stain verdict...

Discussion in 'rec.music.percussion' started by Anthony Giampa, Aug 30, 2003.

  1. Looks like I should be ok. I tried to get any slightly lighter areas, some
    wouldn't darken up. It's probably too late to go back over them, but
    overall, I'm satisfied. Getting the colors right wasn't really an issue; all
    the wrap (except the bottom of the kick) were from the same sheet of veneer
    so I don't know what I was worried about. I thought I was going to take my
    time and be neat... once I plopped the first glob onto the kick I was off
    and running in an effort to cover the whole drum before drying. Also, I only
    had to use like 1/3rd my can of stain, which was a half pint. I hope the
    colors don't differ because of that though, in the long run... I was using
    large globs of the stain on the kick, and did it with much smaller doses on
    the 13"... hope that doesn't show. But anyhow, the veneer didn't come ot
    quite as flat as I thought at first, you can definetly see some bumpiness
    and lumps and stuff. But I think it looks ok; again, I'm satisfied.

    So I should be able to start a'varnishin' tomorrow. If I wake up early I can
    maybe get 2 coats on before work... This, I don't forsee any problems with.
    Just going to rag it on and rag it off, do one coat each drum, let dry,
    nother coat each drum, let dry, nother coat each drum... etc etc. This kit
    should be assembled by next weekend. I haven't had any luck in the 'getting
    used real Ludwig inlay-able hoops' department, so I have to hit
    Drummaker.com for a pair.

    This is when the project starts REALLY looking rewarding.

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    Anthony Giampa; Imperiai2@cox.net
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  2. Anthony Giampa <Imperiai2@cox.net> wrote:
    > Looks like I should be ok. I tried to get any slightly lighter areas, some
    > wouldn't darken up. It's probably too late to go back over them, but
    > overall, I'm satisfied.


    Nah, until the varnish goes on, it's never too late. Another coat
    on a light area usually tweeks it in. Just be sure to let it
    dry well before you start judging colors. On some drums
    I've put the stain on and washed it off several times
    until I was satisfied. The look does change a tad (for the better)
    once the varnish goes on, but then you're locked in.

    > Getting the colors right wasn't really an issue; all
    > the wrap (except the bottom of the kick) were from the same sheet of veneer
    > so I don't know what I was worried about. I thought I was going to take my
    > time and be neat... once I plopped the first glob onto the kick I was off
    > and running in an effort to cover the whole drum before drying. Also, I only
    > had to use like 1/3rd my can of stain, which was a half pint. I hope the
    > colors don't differ because of that though, in the long run... I was using
    > large globs of the stain on the kick, and did it with much smaller doses on
    > the 13"... hope that doesn't show. But anyhow, the veneer didn't come ot
    > quite as flat as I thought at first, you can definetly see some bumpiness
    > and lumps and stuff. But I think it looks ok; again, I'm satisfied.


    Sounds like things are going pretty well so far!

    Benj
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