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  1. Thanks for the visit and the varnish. I put a coat on the violin and it dried much faster than the previous coats I am not completely satisfied overall but I am not at the "stripping" point yet :,-) I think it will look fine once finished and polished out, No doubt it would be better to start over and do everything with the same varnish. Now violating the fat over lean rule etc... But there will be more violins, and there is always the option to redo.
  2. It's a nyckelharpa. Nice tune!
  3. Thanks, this is another instrument though. It was meant to show the effect of shading by adding color. "glazing" I think the technique is called
  4. Thanks for the suggestion, I have done some shading before, but usually by adding color, not removing. Here's an example.
  5. Hi Andreas, I won't try to antique it as I do not have the skills I hope the "fire engine" red will tone down a bit when I apply some dark varnish over it. Maybe this was how some heavily colored Strads looked like when new... , I have also blackened the chamfers as seen on some cremonese instruments.
  6. Thanks for the offer, I'd be happy to try your new varnish. My thought was to apply some dark varnish to tone down the bright red at this stage (this is just ground + alizarine color concentrate) Very sorry to hear about your loss
  7. Thanks, these are hopefully a bit sharper.
  8. Tack Ska snart börja passa in halsen på nästa.
  9. Well, not precisely worries, more of a convenience for me. The set up I had earlier was a pair of small facial tanning solariums with 1 hour timers, which required me running to the workshop every hour and start them over.
  10. Hi Jan, Here is a link to my bench tread where you can see how I did with the drying "box". I used two 5m led strips. It is not so fast as the solariums i used before but I can leave it overnight without worries.
  11. Yes! I have made a couple of the same model before.
  12. I think flaxwood was invented by a Finnish company www.flaxwood.com. The same material is used in electric guitar bodies. It seems like the violin accessories are marketed by Gewa. You should be able to order from Thomann to US. https://m.thomannmusic.com/gewa_flaxwood_fingerboard_l272.htm
  13. I also tried the flaxwood preshaped board on an old violin. I like these better for appearance. And they are quite cheap, also easy to shape. Next two violins will have corene boards.
  14. Hi Julian, I have used just one of the Rocklite blanks on a 5 string viola. My impression was that it was easy to work with and the advantage with blanks, is that you have the option to shape them to your own dimensions. The main criticism is appearance wise. The "wood" had wide grain lines that are visible in certain lightning.
  15. Yes, but surr / buzz does not make much sense in this context... Hi Peter!
  16. Efter stor tvekan och mycken surr? Öppnades detta lock i nådens år 1931 Göteborg 7/9 Samander? Translates to something like: After much hesitation and much ”unreadable” this top was opened in the year of Grace 1931 in Gothenburg 7/9 Samander/Salander or something like that is probably the surname of the person who opened the violin
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