One More Coat of Finish

These four dulcimers are in the home stretch. Today they will get one more coat of finish and in a few days I will be rubbing out the finishes and setting them up.

One more coat of finish

I tend towards a thin finish on the soundboard and a few more coats on the back and sides. The thinner finish on the soundboard allows more of the tonal characteristics of the wood to be heard while the slightly thicker finish on the back and sides helps protect the dulcimer a little more from normal wear and tear.