#MGS2Build - Oxidation!

#MGS2Build - Oxidation!

This is an update I've been really excited to see and share with you. If you've been following the #MGS2Build updates, you'll remember that Florian and myself decided on an oxidized finish for the walnut body and neck. Oxidation you ask?! A more recognizable example of oxidation if you're not already familiar of course! is that of rusting. We're not here for a school lesson, so simply put, Iron combining with Oxygen, forming 'rust'. Wood oxidation is commonly used to give a worn, patina'd or old look, but it can also be used to greatly darken the grain colour, and can be achieved with a vinegar and steel wool mixture applied to the surface. We've seen this technique/finish used many times on Millimetric necks predominantly, but Florian was very keen on trying it on a matched body and neck and who was I to say otherwise when it looks this good?!

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The last update saw the body shaped out, which leads to sanding and a hint at how this is going to look in the end. Here's a couple of photos Florian sent over showing the wet sanding process, raising the grain to flatten it for a beautiful finish. The walnut body looks stunning! This is going to be oxidized, so I cannot wait for that lovely walnut to turn black, it's going to have so much character.

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