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2 hours ago, joerobson said:

The is the effect that is illuminated by the ground.  Nice photo.

I said it was a "trick photo"' and one of the tricks is that this is bare planed wood, no ground or anything, planed a week or two ago on a power jointer.

The other trick is lighting... one incandescent and one LED light source, at different angles, in a dark room.

I'm really looking forward to see how this wood looks after scraping, and when ground and varnish are on.

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6 hours ago, MikeC said:

Thanks,  do you have a picture of what it looks like on wood?   Also I see you have a product called Linox,  what exactly is that?   

Linox is my response to the habit of "just adding a bit of linseed oil to the varnish".  Linox is my linseed oil cooked with a bit of turpentine.  Adding a couple drops helps some with application.

on we go 

Joe

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8 hours ago, christian bayon said:

Actually, I never see what you want to show in your photos, or very dark, or with reflection on the surface, or with bizarre light . I think, if you try iPhone in natural light , it works well for us to understand your way of varnishing.

 

6 hours ago, Don Noon said:

Lighting is everything.

 

5 hours ago, christian bayon said:

Ok, so, make it simple!

Yes, yes, yes (and well yes)

Don't you recognize a professional?

Well, Joe is IS!

So he did not get the new tech, phones ...  images..... right!

Well he did get the varnish right!

I'm not a buyer, but he shared ( In my opinion, too much? because I can make great varnish)

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On 10/2/2021 at 7:06 AM, christian bayon said:

Actually, I never see what you want to show in your photos, or very dark, or with reflection on the surface, or with bizarre light . I think, if you try iPhone in natural light , it works well for us to understand your way of varnishing.

Christian,

I checked the picture on my wife's iPad.   Looked the same to me...but I have no claim to technical savvy.

My intent here is to show the depth and detail of the silking in the spruce.  This surface is nearly ready for varnishing.   I am not a fan of "dark" at this point.

on we go,,

Joe

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On 10/1/2021 at 11:45 PM, joerobson said:

 

spruce morning light.jpg

Is this on white wood?

 

13 hours ago, joerobson said:

I am not a fan of "dark" at this point.

I don’t know exactly what you mean with dark? Dark picture? Dark ground?

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I can tell you an interesting story about ‘dark ground’, however  it was done on maple.

i prepared a violin for varnishing and had made before a test on a leftover piece, so it looked safe to apply the varnish over the ground (it was a dark cooked varnish diluted with turpentine) I can’t remember exactly, but on the back it was ok and when I came to brush the scroll, the wood turned instantly into an ugly brown color. (I think I used all available words from a luthiers swearbox, in all the languages I know…) But it was too late anyway. So in the following days I continued varnishing and little by little the ugly effect disappeared and a mellow yellow brown came out with a deep reflection in the wood. 

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44 minutes ago, Andreas Preuss said:

Is this on white wood?

Balsam Ground + 1 application of Aged Wood

 

I don’t know exactly what you mean with dark? Dark picture? Dark ground?

Dark ground.

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I can tell you an interesting story about ‘dark ground’, however  it was done on maple.

i prepared a violin for varnishing and had made before a test on a leftover piece, so it looked safe to apply the varnish over the ground (it was a dark cooked varnish diluted with turpentine) I can’t remember exactly, but on the back it was ok and when I came to brush the scroll, the wood turned instantly into an ugly brown color. (I think I used all available words from a luthiers swearbox, in all the languages I know…) But it was too late anyway. So in the following days I continued varnishing and little by little the ugly effect disappeared and a mellow yellow brown came out with a deep reflection in theGround.

Interesting!

 

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On 10/25/2021 at 3:01 PM, Fjodor said:

The texture looks niceScreenshot_20211025-215443.thumb.jpg.84f894f8da6618c2830d12553ea90f92.jpg. The end grain of the top edge looks much darker, almost black, is this an intentional effect?

 

Yes it is intended.  At this point I want the edges darker than the field. (they are not black)   I like the edge to "frame" the "picture ".  If they are not dark enough now they will be too light ...and hard to deal with...at the end.

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