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Hi, I attempted some reverse materials engineering while also rereading David Beard's useful post: http://www.maestronet.com/forum/index.php?/topic/327011-a-classical-ground-system/page-2#entry559369 I've abandoned my attempt to achieve a ground system that is entirely water-based. Here are my goals – as implemented, do they make any sense to you? Where specifically would you disagree, and why? 1. Open pores. Aqueous. Apply a hot solution of saltpeter (very little if any potassium nitrate) and sugar of lead (lead acetate) in vinegar. Dry in sunlight or even pass the wo
Hi, In his book about Strad's violins, Sacconi emphasized the openness of the wood's pores, even after application of the silicate and application of the varnish layers. Am I correct about this? Do you suppose that the opening of the pores was very likely a coincidental or spinoff result when Strad was chasing a quite different craft goal, or set of craft goals? What could it, or they, have been? What sequence of today's chemical tricks might work to open the pores? Something resulting in in-situ Aqua Regia? otter