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  1. buying student level instruments

    PM me or email I have a suggestion. Joe
  2. Beady eyes... extreme version of fisheye

    so .. Abby Normal, What is your line of testing this mysterious varnish pointed towards?!? I'm in for the study of anything that WORKS so don't misconstrue my question. on we go, Joe
  3. Good Cello Makers

    Lisle Violins in Houston.
  4. VSA Preconvention session

    Optic Mike is a Chuck Shumer body double.
  5. Beady eyes... extreme version of fisheye

    If the beading happens with differing top coats, it is likely a mechanical bond failure. Try abrading the under surface to give it some tooth.
  6. Joe's Varnish

    Correct Mike. The color comes from cochineal and complies with the scientific research done by Brigitte Brandmair and JP Echard. Joe
  7. Joe's Varnish

    Berl, Thankyou for the kind words. I look forward to working with you! on we go, Joe
  8. Joe Robson's Balsam Ground 3

    That and so much more.
  9. Joe Robson's Balsam Ground 3

    Yeah: truth in advertising or a lack of marketing skills.....Correct...#1 - 4 are extracts from raw pine resin....#5 aka Balsam Ground Varnish is a sealer made from raw pine resin and linseed oil in a 4 resin to1 oil format. Now that I have some further details: the # 3 Balsam was part of a workshop kit from 2014. If you are going to store these materials for a while, transfer them to smaller containers and put in a cool dark a refrigerator. Oxidization requires warmth and light. on we go, Joe
  10. Joe Robson's Balsam Ground 3

    Looks as though the material has oxidized somewhat. Good in the wood, a pain n the bowl. No harm to the instrument. Email me your address ane I will replace the material. Sorry for the issue! Joe
  11. Joe Robson's Balsam Ground 3

    For those who are attending the VSA convention, I will have a grounded violin at my booth in the Vendor's Room.
  12. Joe Robson's Balsam Ground 3

    Peter, The Balsam Ground when completed is entirely below the surface of the wood. This surface is after #3. Joe
  13. Joe Robson's Balsam Ground 3

    The Balsam Ground will enhance the colors of the wood. The purpose is to replicate the deep and varied reflectivity of the Cremonese ground. I provide the Aged Wood Colors to give you control of the color of the wood, which is a separate consideration from the ground. Also one can use other alcohol soluble colors in the Balsam Ground. Joe
  14. Joe Robson's Balsam Ground 3

    Looks like bad turps to me. If you cannot get Diamond G you can CAREFULLY warm the material to increase penetration. Diamond G ships to Europe and Canada....I don't make anything on recommending them! If you continue to have problems i will replace the material, though I have never ween this issue in the past, so I hope it works out... Joe
  15. What Kind of Back Wood?

    Sorry to be late with this.... Silver Maple with ground.