joerobson

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  1. joerobson

    Indianapolis Violin Making Competition

    Winners were Paul Crowley and Phillip Ihle. Does anyone know the other 3 fimalists?
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    Indianapolis Violin Making Competition

    Anyone know who won in Indianapolis?
  3. joerobson

    varnish as usual

    Ernie, This varnish is quite translucent but the color is extremely strong. Joe
  4. joerobson

    varnish as usual

    Based on 1/2 pound resin
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    varnish as usual

    You get a nice BROWN varnish!
  6. joerobson

    varnish as usual

    Happy that you enjoyed it. I found the historical research as interesting as the varnish forensics. on we go, Joe
  7. joerobson

    Oil Varnish

    A note from a varnish geek: Linseed oil cooked long enough at the proper temperature gradient when cooled will form a gel dense enough to be cut into cubes. This was used to polish patent leather shoes. on we go, Joe
  8. joerobson

    Oil Varnish

    David, Well said. Varnish is a combination of oil, resin, and turpentine. Each may be modified (or not) prior to cooking. The results will vary according to cooking procedures and the skill level of the maker. Joe
  9. joerobson

    Shipping a Violin

    I am USPS all the way. I pack in a case inside box.
  10. joerobson

    Varnish Crackle Question

    Anything done to the surface between coats?
  11. joerobson

    Oil Varnish

    Good shot Fred!!
  12. joerobson

    Varnish Crackle Question

    In between coats?
  13. joerobson

    Varnish Crackle Question

    Crackle is usually an adhesion issue. How was the surface polished? Joe
  14. joerobson

    varnish as usual

    Nah. My Balsam Ground Varnish is 4:1 All the rest are 1:1. Some self level. Some don't. on we go, Joe
  15. joerobson

    varnish as usual

    Don, The key to a non self leveling varnish is not cooking time.