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  1. https://sawyer.com/products/permethrin-insect-repellent-treatment/ I have used this for years on many cases on Johnson Strings recommendation. It is water-based and will not foul bow hair.
  2. You said it Joe! Thanks for being straight. There are so many characters and caricatures here it is tiring to sort out the bunch.
  3. You said it Joe! Thanks for being straight. There are so many characters and caricatures here it is tiring to sort out the bunch.
  4. You said it Joe! Thanks for being straight. There are so many characters and caricatures here it is tiring to sort out the bunch.
  5. You said it Joe! Thanks for being straight. There are so many characters and caricatures here it is tiring to sort out the bunch.
  6. You said it Joe! Thanks for being straight. There are so many characters and caricatures here it is tiring to sort out the bunch.
  7. I made one batch of Fulton varnish 25 yrs ago. It is pale amber color and dries hard. Not chippy hard, more like plastic hard. I don't think it will chip, it is so tough. Rubbing out a final polish is difficult because it's like polishing plastic. Alcohol would not dissolve it or even soften it. I did not have any problem mixing the oil with the aged turps (cooked the turps and added it crushed to the hot oil). It dissolved easily with regular fresh turpentine after it cooled some. Used as a ground it's toughness and reflectivity is what I like it for. I still use it as a ground but not as a varnish. Especially if I don't want too much color in the wood. It can soak in a lot so you need to rub it off well and keeping rubbing it with chalk and rubbing that off until the rag looks clean. End grain areas need more chalking and rubbing out than other areas. It will feel practically dry at that point and will be perfectly sealed in one coat. It needs UV to dry of course.
  8. Thanks for explaining that, I can picture it now. That's an interesting experiment!
  9. Can you help me understand this Michael? If I understand correctly the string tied around the violin increased the break angle which means going from 156 down to 155 (more downward string pressure). How did you get the string around the violin to lessen the break angle and produce less downward force? It seems like increasing the angle to 180 would mean no downward force, right?
  10. What was your source for rosin? There are many ways it is produced and also from many differing trees.
  11. That's good to know. For some reason they can get better with more time according to a quick google on the subject. Also if you view them on youtube instead of the window here you can pause it without ads blocking half of it.
  12. Another side view of the 1711 Strad.
  13. 1693 Strad. This has a better side view of the bass f area. It appears that the resolution is better for some reason.
  14. 1711 Strad bass side. Mid way through there is a decent glimpse of the f.
  15. Me and the fam are well thx. I have the bass side and others. Sometimes there was not anything to reflect off of the arches but some glimpses in there.