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  1. Yes, cob is the winner. Terra Oriana is Bixa orellana http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bixa_orellana.
  2. Returning to the topic title, I got a few manuscript sheet from a local (Bologna) old art supplier, he said me that their old chemist, Mario, made varnish for Pollastri member who give him the sheet. One of these sheet state: Vernice ad olio A. Pollastri, follow the recipe Ambra gialla 2, olio di lino 3, essenza di trementina. Description on making... and how to use list first point is one layer of "terra oriana" boiled in water or urine (Bixa orellana) on bare wood... Terra oriana litterally oriana earth.
  3. In old time they took attention to making specific activities following the seasons time or choosing some months of the year in order to make other operations. for example some grass was collected in may because richer juice or in june because poor of juice. Various precautions were took growing trees to their collection and their conservation. I'd suggest to read Griselini dizionario delle arti e dei mestieri vol 2 pag 239 "boscaiolo" woodman http://books.google.it/books?id=CWE4AAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=editions:sODAVPyoMhwC&hl=it&ei=dItXTunfLaLj4QSRu92JDA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=7&ved=0CE4Q6AEwBjgK#v=onepage&q&f=false and pagg. 265 "how hardening wood" Also Griselini dizionario delle arti e dei mestieri vol 8 http://books.google.it/books?id=qWM4AAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=editions:UOM39015065885660&lr=&hl=sv#v=onepage&q&f=false Chapter "legnaiuolo" pag.180 and chapter "Mercante di legnami" pag 316 I'm sorry but they are in old Italian and my poor english don't allow me to try a traslation... G.
  4. AWESOME!!! How much the cost of the bow repair could be? Also I'm asking whether this kind of repair (bow) allow a perfect bowing...
  5. Hi all, I am asking my self wether broken bow still hold, after repair, principal technical features... I am interested in this bow http://www.tarisio.com/pages/photos/auct_bow.php?csid=2197536768&cpid=2542452736 It is worth to repair it? G.
  6. I'm refering at first pic you posted, I note a small clear island near the bottom left corner. I guess if this could be a chip off of glue or varnish if there was.
  7. Hi all, I'm guessing the clear area down left what is, it looks me like a chip off warnish or glue... Did you noticed varnish on it?
  8. Thanks fiddlecollector, which would you rule out as no French bow? I would like hear other opinions. G.
  9. The last one bow#4 is a violin bow branded Grand Paris
  10. Bow#3 It is a cello bow branded Cuniot-Hury.
  11. In a recent acquisition a got some bows and any help in identification of most interesting bows would be greatly appreciated. I'm not trying to sell they. Many thanks So bow #1 is unbranded
  12. Hi Joe and Jezz, thanks. I see the same features in both sample I posted but I only grounded, with mineral compund, the red one... the jellow one was sealed with rosin (this stuff http://www.maestronet.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=318649&st=20&p=412330entry412330) diluted in turpentine gum. That could be the cause of chipping off of red one by worst bonding. Also I was spreading the varnish with a latex make-up sponge and layers (3) was on thick side. So as Jezzupe wrote this feature could be a gassing effect. In order rubbing pigment on bare wood I received, last week, as gift 4 handwrited paper sheet, content alchool and oil varnish recipe. Attributed by the writer to A. Pollastri. A recipe use "terra oriana" as colorant and filler... It is Bixa http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bixa_orellana. G.
  13. Hi Jezzupe, thanks... The ground in the red one violin is a mix of "dust", i.e. rosin diluted in turpentine gum, gypsum, calcium oxide, calcined sand, calcined bone and glass... I let it dry about 1 year before varnish. G.
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