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An absolutely magnificent pair.

 

Yep - from a superb off-cut of jet-black ebony with no pores.

 

 

 

And how about the rest of the story....coming out of...or into retirement?

 

Are you referring to the nuts?

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Yep - from a superb off-cut of jet-black ebony with no pores.

 

 

 

Are you referring to the nuts?

 

Nah...the rest of the violin.....

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Peter KG asked about my varnishing, so here is an old photo of the Northern Renaissance Fulton's.

 

I think I can do better now with my own colophony or commercially available varnishes.

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Thanks.

 

This is colophony/mastic/linseed oil varnish made in 2010 on Robson balsam ground.  The varnish has some nice dichromatism varying from greenish brown to ruby red when in a drop.

 

I added a small amount of Old Holland Madder Crimson (C28) and W&N Rose Madder (587).  These built a deep ruby colour which was nicely toned done by some multi-colour 'dirt'.

 

ps. The very bright sun made it difficult to show the colours properly.

 

pps.  The varnish is chippy as I found out this afternoon when one of the violins slipped off the cradle gently hitting the side of the scroll (2 dings accumulated on that one).

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