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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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