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Please contact us if you can help with this new project. We are putting together a book of Koen Padding's varnish expertise. This will include the articles he wrote, transcripts of the talks he gave and most importantly, we are gathering up all the information he passed on so generously to customers and colleagues. We are looking for any material you might have from Koen do do with varnishing. This might include information such as how to apply varnishes and grounds, wood preparation, pigments, use of solvents, how to avoid varnish faults etc. It's particularly useful to have information about why a process should be done in a certain way. A good source of information so far has been emails that Koen wrote in response to queries from customers. So far the response to the project has been great - information and offers of help have come in from many makers in Europe and North America. The publications that printed his articles - the VSA journal, the Strad, BVMA Newsletter and The Conservation, Restoration and Repair of Stringed Instruments and their Bows have all agreed to allow inclusion in the new book. There is full information about this project on the website www.violinvarnishbook.net. Please visit the site and contribute anything you can, however small. The project has the full approval of Koen's family, and we hope that the book might be available in around 18 months time.