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  Topic: reducing glosss of spirit varnish
Butchie47

Replies: 9
Views: 4602

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2021 9:32 am   Subject: reducing glosss of spirit varnish
Hi Oleg
A friend gave me this very inexpensive and abused violin to practice repairs.
It's a typical chinese $60 internet special. Very Happy
  Topic: reducing glosss of spirit varnish
Butchie47

Replies: 9
Views: 4602

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:58 am   Subject: reducing glosss of spirit varnish
[quote]Thank you Butchie47! Do they have internet shop where I can see them?

Hi Oleg,
Not clear what you are asking. If you are asking where I got the varnish materials it was from International V ...
  Topic: reducing glosss of spirit varnish
Butchie47

Replies: 9
Views: 4602

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Thu Nov 11, 2021 8:59 am   Subject: reducing glosss of spirit varnish
Great information. Thank you sir for your time addressing this and sharing your experience.
I'll enjoy this process!
  Topic: reducing glosss of spirit varnish
Butchie47

Replies: 9
Views: 4602

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2021 9:58 am   Subject: reducing glosss of spirit varnish
Trying my hand at touching up the finish on an inexpensive Chinese violin.
After repairing a crack at the F hole I began playing with color matching and leveling the chipped area of very thick and br ...
  Topic: opening photos
Butchie47

Replies: 3
Views: 4974

PostForum: Introduction, Rules and Suggestions   Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:09 am   Subject: opening photos
I'm a new member of the forum and since I discovered it I have included it in my every morning (nearly) ritual of coffee and reading.
What a treasure ! Thank you!
I do have a question and that is ho ...
  Topic: touch up varnish on bare wood
Butchie47

Replies: 7
Views: 3858

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2021 8:22 pm   Subject: touch up varnish on bare wood
Thank you Michael I'll try that. I don't suppose they will give much protection but I can see a use for them. It'll be a while before I get into varnish work.
  Topic: touch up varnish on bare wood
Butchie47

Replies: 7
Views: 3858

PostForum: Violin Making and Restoration Forum   Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2021 9:21 am   Subject: touch up varnish on bare wood
My first post here and thanking all who read this and offer guidance .

I'm doing some minor repairs , plate cracks , seams etc. which I have some experience with . However this violin has been very ...
 
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