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Need help with violin RESTAURATION (covering cracks and varnishing)

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 I live in a country where we don't have any good luthier. Moreover, it's a hard deal to find a good violin, there's no music shop with normal violin (only cheap fake ones).. So I don't have any option except doing it myself. I will do it this way or another, but dunno the steps. Please don't judge me badly hahahah)))

1. As you see there are minor cracks. What material should I use to cover those cracks? Is it necessary to cover them? (pics of inside & outside below)
https://imageshack.us/i/po9jreixj
https://imageshack.us/i/plY0MBn1j
https://imageshack.us/i/plH2Zi2Gj

2. Most of the cracks are on the ribs, but ribs are covered with additional ribs, so should I remove them, or it's okay to leave them this way? (pics of inside & outside below)
https://imageshack.us/i/plSIOz4Bj
https://imageshack.us/i/po33wiqAj

3. One more crack is on the neck. I think no need to do anything with it, still I took photo just in case.. (pics of inside & outside below)
https://imageshack.us/i/pmXujnWtj

I'm about to receive hide glue soon for it, so far, that's the only material I have for now.

Now, one more important thing. When I fix them and put the spruce back I need to varnish it. I saw in few videos I found that the luthiers put coating, then they varnish the violins. Or I might be mistaken. Just need to know what materials to buy to varnish violin, how many layers of coating, how many layers of varnishing. Actually I'm not aiming to make the violin shiny, would like to make something like this (link in the comment).

I hope you'll share your experience, please....

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[Drops into seiza and bows from the waist]  I'll give you very high points for Yamato damashii ( 大和魂) and Yamato gokoro ( 大和心 ), but I feel that you need to slow down a little and do great things in small steps.  If you are in Japan, there are some Maestronet members there (Andreas is one) that you might be able to contact.  :)

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33 minutes ago, Violadamore said:

[Drops into seiza and bows from the waist]  I'll give you very high points for Yamato damashii ( 大和魂) and Yamato gokoro ( 大和心 ), but I feel that you need to slow down a little and do great things in small steps.  If you are in Japan, there are some Maestronet members there (Andreas is one) that you might be able to contact.  :)

hahaha, I wish to live in Japan most of all, already 10 years, but still haven't reached that destination unfortunately... that's why if only possible, I'd like to get some help in words :ph34r:

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In other words you want to make the black lines disappear. 

Unless you don't take the old repairs apart clean all the dirt and refit it as invisible as possible all attempts to render those old repairs invisible (as shown on the picture how you envision the result)  won't be possible.

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