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I know I have a bench thread buried somewhere out there, but I couldn't figure out how to find it without scrolling through a year or two of threads, so I figured I should just start a new one...

I thought I'd start with a picture of my favorite piece of art in my shop at the moment (early 20th century French), and end with a couple primer and varnish shots, since that's what seems to be the craze at the moment.  Cheers!

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I like the varnish.  My favorite varnishes seem to be ones that the color of the instrument is not easily described.  I like to visit maker's previous work.  Just so your old thread isn't damned to the bench thread graveyard.  

 

Cheers,

Jim

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On 6/1/2018 at 7:14 AM, Advocatus Diaboli said:

The ground color under two different light sources. 

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Very nice colour! How you did it? Some dyes or chemical tanning?

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On 8/13/2018 at 1:36 AM, Advocatus Diaboli said:

Mix dirt, horse manure, ashes and rabbit urine.  Keep damp and let these weird crystals form (a couple months).  They dissolve in warm water.

Thanks. Very much.

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On 5/31/2018 at 11:14 PM, Advocatus Diaboli said:

The ground color under two different light sources. 

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 This ground is nothing short of phenomenal,,, so transparent, first class serious stuff here, really dreamy to look at, obviously worth looking into, We own horses, but no rabbits,,,do you have to have the rabbit part,, maybe some rotting carrots instead?:unsure:

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On 1/2/2019 at 6:52 PM, Evan Smith said:

 This ground is nothing short of phenomenal,,, so transparent, first class serious stuff here, really dreamy to look at, obviously worth looking into, We own horses, but no rabbits,,,do you have to have the rabbit part,, maybe some rotting carrots instead?:unsure:

Thanks!  I'm in a similar position, but thankfully (right word?) you can buy rabbit urine online.

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12 hours ago, violinsRus said:

Now, where have I seen that scroll before?  Ha, there it is, arguably one of the nicest DG scrolls.  Very nice copy work A.D..

 

 

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Ah, that would be the plowden, yes?  This one was more inspired by the Kreisler, although I’m working on a bench copy of the plowden at the moment.  I’ll post some photos of it with the original once complete. 

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