Sunday, March 16, 2008

The First Day of Finishing

Today, I applied the first coat of finish to my harp. I used a spongy applicator and a lot of patience. My dad was there to point out places I missed and to help hold up the harp so I can coat the entire thing. It was really fun, actually, and I spent about an hour working on it. I am suppose to do this every day until it is done.

Here is a picture for you all to enjoy.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Home Stretch

With over 148 hours on my Senior Project, I am proud to say that I am done with my sanding and now ready to apply the finish. After I set up a rig in the computer room, I will apply the Musicmakers semi-gloss varnish thinly and carefully, doing my best to prevent any dust from collecting into the layers. If dust gets into the varnish, then there will be specks on my beautiful wood! I didn't spend over a hundred hours of my life preparing for something then letting it become ruined due to dust. I will be patient, careful, and considerate with this. I can do this!

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