Nick Allen

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  1. Nick Allen

    Proper installation of bridge parchment

    Are we talking about actual parchment paper,right? Not drum skin? What is the proper paper to use?
  2. Nick Allen

    Cooking shellac

    I like cooking down my water for color. Although I don't think it's very lightfast.
  3. Nick Allen

    Cooking shellac

    Why tho?
  4. Nick Allen

    UV Cabinet

    Can confirm that it works well. I have the same setup.
  5. Nick Allen

    Fixing an old poorly done fix?

    If it's conventional wood glue, it might release with some heat and moisture.
  6. Nick Allen

    Store bought varnish? I think I've found the right stuff?

    Is it possible to over complicate the varnish making and application process?
  7. Nick Allen

    Store bought varnish? I think I've found the right stuff?

    Are we certain that that's not the case though?
  8. Nick Allen

    Store bought varnish? I think I've found the right stuff?

    Was red ochre ever used as a red pigment? I'm aware that humans have been using it for millennia now.
  9. Nick Allen

    Flatening a plane

    If you can find one who will do one-offs.
  10. Nick Allen

    Flatening a plane

    No. Just saying that a flat plane will flex as you use it. Getting a flat joint is as much technique as it is equipment.
  11. Nick Allen

    Flatening a plane

    I think that the flex in the body can work to an advantage sometimes. The craftsmen of old bent their planes to their will to superior results with deft application.
  12. Nick Allen

    Flatening a plane

    Okay. A plane only needs to be flat at the heel, toe, and mouth. Those are the important areas. It's okay if the areas in between are slightly hollow. You don't need to get rid of the factory marks or scratches. As long as those three areas are planar with the reference surface, stop where you are and don't waste more energy.
  13. Nick Allen

    Mike Molnar's Bench

    That's really nice there.
  14. Nick Allen

    UV Cabinet

    Velcro? A zip tie?
  15. Nick Allen

    Thoughts on use...or value

    Is it fractional or is the chinrest just gigantic?