Sami Ghouri Posted August 13, 2008 Report Share Posted August 13, 2008 Hails! I just received the package. I'm assembling this violin for my sister who's INSANELY hyped about it. It does look fairly simple but i made one mistake that i'm worried about..... so here it goes: In a moment of utter stupidity, i wanted to show my sister how quilted (or curly, however u call it) maple will have a 3d effect by rubbing some lemon oil on the INSIDE of the back piece (just in case it does permanently stain it it wouldn't really matter) ..... sounds normal.... did the demonstration needed... The problem is, however, that apparently the oil managed to reach THE OTHER SIDE penetrating the whole back! now i have an oily rather big spot on the visible surface of the back! *facepalm* what's worrying me is that this will prevent that area from accepting stain as the rest of the back... but reading that lemon oil is a petroleum derivative somewhere on the forum gives me hope that it'll evaporate by the time i'm done sanding and gluing. Another option i was thinking of is just rubbing the whole thing with lemon oil (the insides of course) so it'll be homogeneous all over. Any ideas? i really don't want her bummed as i've never seen her more excited about something before! =( thanks! Sami Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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