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3 minutes ago, Sapiens said:

Is Manila copal as good? Congo copal doesn’t seem to be commercially available.

I don't have much experience with manila, but I just used congo because I had it and I was curious. You could use any oil soluble resin that's not too gummy. Normal rosin is good, or larch turpentine, cooked down a bit for color and texture.

 

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13 minutes ago, JacksonMaberry said:

I don't have much experience with manila, but I just used congo because I had it and I was curious. You could use any oil soluble resin that's not too gummy. Normal rosin is good, or larch turpentine, cooked down a bit for color and texture.

 

Manila is generally used for spirit varnish.

It can be used for oil varnish,  but it takes more work than it's worth.

 

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He said there is some interest but no sale yet. Get it while you can because the next person may change things. Nunzio  does a much better job cooking amber and fossil copal then I can. And it's hard to find in the market place anymore. I wish I had stocked up on Koen Paddings varnish while it was available. Since I'm making my last few instruments this order should be enough. And if not I think Joe R. and Donald Fels are still making amber and copal varnishes but it's been years since I bought any from them.

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8 hours ago, charliemaine said:

He said there is some interest but no sale yet. Get it while you can because the next person may change things. Nunzio  does a much better job cooking amber and fossil copal then I can. And it's hard to find in the market place anymore. I wish I had stocked up on Koen Paddings varnish while it was available. Since I'm making my last few instruments this order should be enough. And if not I think Joe R. and Donald Fels are still making amber and copal varnishes but it's been years since I bought any from them.

Yes I am still offering Amber and Copal varnishes....however interest has whaned in recent years in favor of other products.

on we go,

Joe

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