Self Lacquered drumsticks?

tempobob

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Does anyone apply lacquer to their sticks? If so, how were the results?
 

cworrick

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Another parafin wax user here when needed. Good grip feel without feeling sticky and makes the hands feel soft afterwards.
 
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I recently bought a can of spray shellac and used it on about a dozen pairs. 3 coats. I like it. I used it on some firths and also some bopworks.

Just went outside , held the sticks by the tip, and spun them around until the bottom third was coated. Waited an hour or so and did another coat. Works fine, easier than a foam brush
 

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I use Bullseye Gloss Shellac on all my sticks...it adds a very slight "tack" which I like.

I have an old Craftsman lathe set up for sticks (+/- 16") and use it to sand away chafe and ware...then I apply the shellac using cut up pieces of foam rubber. I leave them spinning for a couple of minutes and set them in a rack to dry completely.

Also good for new sticks that come with a dry or raw feel...
 

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Good thought provoking info. Anyone used beeswax instead of paraffin?
 

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Not exactly, but I added electrical shrink wrap on a pair of Bill Stewart sticks (fattened them up a little) - as they are just too thin but have a great light feel and tip. I then painted mod podge glow in the dark on the remaining exposed wood to make them cool when I play in the dark......it wore off though!

I would think it would be hard to apply a thin layer of lacquer that won't feel funny or bumpy.....I agree some paraffin or waxy glue stuff for grip should be applied instead.
 


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