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I’m currently traveling in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Combodia. I love mission oriented travel and I’m wondering if there are any things I should keep an eye out for that can be used in Violin making, bow making, varnish making? I’m thinking along the lines of gums, resins, wood. Items which can be legally and ethically exported. Thanks.
Hello everyone, I'd just like to give a quick introduction to myself: I'm a painter and I work with oils, I make my own paints, wash my own oil and my own varnishes. I've been lurking around the forum for some time trying to pick up as much info on varnishes as I could, particularly anything regarding oil varnishes with natural resins (colophony, sandarac, copal, amber etc). I believe that oil varnishes are by far the most durable ones. Now, I'm at the moment trying to develop some sort of gelling varnish but I'm having trouble doing so. I've noticed in some posts that some of you have had your varnishes gel on you. This is obviously not useful for you but could very well be for me! If any of you could share your experiences with me and what the properties of your gels were I'd be most grateful! BTW, if any of you have any questions regarding drying oils I believe I can provide you practical information and experience in that regard.