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Found 8 results

  1. Hello all, I've done some reading about oil varnishes and oil paint colors, but still have a few questions. 1. Making my own oil varnish is out of the question, so what brands or where could I purchase a reliable oil varnish? 2. I'm really intrigued by the oldwood varnishing system, especially their varnish and glazing process/materials. What are your thoughts or experiences with them? 3. After watching the varnish application process that oldwood uses (applying their thick looking varnish and oil colors by hand), are all oil varnishes applied like that? It surprised me because I
  2. Reading the book "Violin varnish - notes and article from the workshop of Koen Padding" by Helen Michetschläger, I noticed that the results of chemical analysis of Koen's varnish indicate that "the (resin) proportion is estimated to be under 20%" (p.127), which should correspond to a ratio of 4 : 1, that is a long oil varnish. Given my liking to avoid solvents and thinners in the varnish, I found this very interesting, considering also the high regard that Koen's varnish had gained among violin makers. I have never used nor handled Magister varnishes, and I'd be curious to hear from t
  3. I am beginner in double bass making. I made a VIDEO of my first varnishing of double bass by oil varnish - using UV shed. Húslař sold me his "Primo" and provided advice about the varnish recipe and varnishing proces.
  4. my wife and i are getting pretty good at using "store bought" oil varnish on our violins. We are now thinking of making our own varnish. Any recommendations on good books with info and recipes for making oil varnish? Any scoop is appreciated. Thanks Mike Conroy Conroy Violin.. www.facebook.com/mtviolin
  5. Sad day, yesterday (relatively speaking, of course, with everything going on in the world). I was starting to run low on varnish, and I had some rare free time, so I took a quick run down to the Laverdure store in the Faubourg St. Antoine. I'd noticed that their traditional oil varnish for violin makers hasn't been listed on their web-site ever since they put one up, but I figured a low volume low demand product might not be worth putting on line. I learned to my chagrin that the artisan varnish maker who'd been making it for them had passed on, and there was no one left willing or able to to
  6. I have stripped an old school violin for revarnshing. Can (and should) I revarnish with an oil varnish rather than spirit varnish? (Don't know how to tell what the original was). Do I start with a ground system, considering that the instrument is not starting out in the white? After stripping and sanding, it has an even golden color. Thanks for any suggestions.
  7. Tried someome to make varnish from perubalsam? thanks
  8. Can someone describe their experience of the Old Wood varnish systems? They have six different systems on their website, but it is not clear why. How does one chose between them and how do they differ in performance? Is there one that would be more advantageous for someone on their first few instruments? http://www.oldwood1700.com/sistemas_aplicacion.aspx