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  1. My experience is that shellac sticks to everything.
  2. Here is a violin I made and finished with the above mentioned technique. I made it for a girl who insisted it be a dark orange color. She's in middle school so other kids had similar color violins.
  3. My eyes are drawn to the far left of the top piece. I don't like the bottom piece at all.
  4. Treat the raw wood with washed linseed oil. Put it in the sun until you're sure it is dry. This will turn your violin a nice, golden color. Don't rush it. This step can take a very long time. Then, put a coat of high quality shellac as your ground coat. Don't use what's at the hardware store. You should be able to get it from International Violin. DON'T sand the ground coat. Your first layer of color will be very easy to apply and of course keep going until you achieve the color you want. I sand with 3000 grit and water between coats. Be careful to stay away from the edges. When you have the color you like, put a clear coat on and put it in the UV box until everything is how you want it. You'll be happy with the results. Of course I'm using an oil based varnish.
  5. OMG! Everything was funny until you threw in the erect, middle finger.
  6. So are you saying in the picture I submitted, the f-holes look like they are cut by two different people?
  7. Two of the pictures I tried to load wouldn't. Sorry for taking up two posts. Rich
  8. scroll.htmlHey folks! I hope everyone is doing well. I need help with a cello. I would greatly appreciate any input you have for me. Thanks!!! side 1.html
  9. What about Elmer's paste that you ate in kindergarten?
  10. Herding cats? There are some that are so blatant there's no herding involved. You just boot them with a few keystrokes.
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