Help. Finishing a Birch Drum Shell (Blotchy Stain)
I want to add a Varathane oil-based wood stain to my 7-ply Birch drum shell.
A drum building forum told me to start at 320 grit and finish with 400.
I started with 320 then realized this advice seemed to contradict other instructions I’ve read for applying oil stains.
Is it possible because using 240 grits or lower will sand through the 1st ply? The 1st ply is just above 1/32″ and it seems that I may have sanded more on one side of the shell (see pictures).
I feel like I’ve put myself in a tricky situation. Any advice on how to continue with this project?
Thanks in advance!