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----  "From the description of Conte Crayons on DickBlick artists supply-
"Contè crayons are waxier and much firmer than soft pastels, so they produce little dust and are easy to control."

I question the wisdom of getting wax anywhere near a glue joint.  "

 

 

 

If you ever used this chalk, you know it's not waxy at all.

 

 

 

KY

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The White Cliffs of Dover are made from chalk.  It's a bit far to travel from the US but think of the fun you could have in the pubs!

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I just received some chalk from Eternity Arts. I ordered their easel chalk in white. I followed up with an email to them explaining what I was using the chalk for, and they were familiar with violin makers using their chalk for fitting. I asked about "lecturer's chalk" and they said the only difference between that and what they sell now is the size.

The chalk is sold in 1" square by 3" lengths @ $1.20 each, no minimum order.

My initial impression was that it was heavy for chalk. Comparing it to my Pelikan chalk is seems like there must be less air in Eternity Art's mixture. The chalk looks and feels very fine, and I think it's going to be great for fitting.

Michael

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Sorry to say this but the art shop just 10 metres away from my workshop was selling the last stocks of the "german" chalk at 70 cents of euros per bundle of 20 sticks. 

 

I got myself a lifetime supply of the stuff. 

 

 

What a life...

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Awesome for you, Jose, but again, another good brand that the demand wasn't there for. It's weird that something like chalk can be such an abundant material, but there's no need for the artist's chalk formulas now that the world quit using their hands. So it's all disappearing, fast.

Thanks Michael for the info on Eternity Arts. I'm hoping that's the stuff.

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I just received some chalk from Eternity Arts. I ordered their easel chalk in white. I followed up with an email to them explaining what I was using the chalk for, and they were familiar with violin makers using their chalk for fitting. I asked about "lecturer's chalk" and they said the only difference between that and what they sell now is the size.

The chalk is sold in 1" square by 3" lengths @ $1.20 each, no minimum order.

My initial impression was that it was heavy for chalk. Comparing it to my Pelikan chalk is seems like there must be less air in Eternity Art's mixture. The chalk looks and feels very fine, and I think it's going to be great for fitting.

Michael

 

Nice!

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The White Cliffs of Dover are made from chalk.  It's a bit far to travel from the US but think of the fun you could have in the pubs!

 

 

Hmmm,

You're giving me a great idea.

 

I could possibly make this a business travel expense...

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