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    3D printing files

    Awesome thanks! What others do you have?
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    3D printing files

    Thank you Lars and urban luthier!! Hopefully we we can gather up a collection on here. Definitely interested in the LOC and smithsonian scans!
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    Cooking Colophony Down For Color, Low and Slow?

    Ground is UV, nitrite, then egg white, mixed with some saffron tincture. followed by oil varnish burnished with glass powder, don’t have any pics right now
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    Cooking Colophony Down For Color, Low and Slow?

    No, 100 is the end of those tests. But this is prior to adding the oil
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    Cooking Colophony Down For Color, Low and Slow?

    Here’s a test, three coats with my fingers
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    Cooking Colophony Down For Color, Low and Slow?

    It’s great to have such a dark varnish, less pigments and you can easily lighten it by mixing in a lighter varnish
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    3D printing files

    I have access to a 3D printer and am wondering if anyone has any files/scans they would be willing to share? If yes, then Perhaps we could collect them together so people could have access to them on here? thanks
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    Cooking Colophony Down For Color, Low and Slow?

    Around 160C this is the best varnish I have made to date, it’s a dark red brown, it dries quickly and is beautifully transparent. I will post a pic of a test piece. Soon 55%oil to resin. This is is pretty similar to the Hargreaves recipie
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    Cooking Colophony Down For Color, Low and Slow?

    One hundred hours , in case anyone wants to see what that looks like, I actually cooked it for 170 hrs, but it pretty much looked black after 100
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    Oil Varnish

    Right, but I have cooked colophony in two different ways, one at low temp, one at high, the one at high temp has to be sat on a shelf for a year or so so that the crud and carbon particles sink to the bottom, what I’m saying is that this seems pretty high to me, and I wonder if cooking this high when getting to the pill stage could possibly burn your rosin.
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    Oil Varnish

    Fred, if if you are cooking colophony at a low temp to archive maximum colouring without burning and producing carbon in your varnish, wouldn’t raising the temperatures to achieve the foam just end up burning the rosin you carefully cooked at a low temperature? How hot are you talking?
  12. Have a big old walnut tree outside my house, and was thinking to try to make some thick walnut stain for the purpose of creating craquelure in oil varnish, I know van dyck crystals work well, I jut thought it might be interesting to make my own. Anyone done one this before and has any insights they would like to share?
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    Andreas Preuss Super-Light-Violin Project

    oops, Ignore that... i just realized you already know!