Written by Marty April 23, 2012
Blog #58: Varnishing the Violin
It is a bit rainy and windy here in upstate New York... its okay though, we needed the rain. I meant to post this blog days ago, but I was having some computer difficulties...all seems to be working well now. In the workshop, I have been working on varnishing the violin. I like everything to be just right before I apply the first coat of colored varnish.
The color is applied in many thin coats until it comes to a beautiful brown amber with a slight orange hue. Here is the top....
Here is the scroll....
After I finish with the color, I apply the varnish with no color in it. Next I rub and rub and rub the varnish so that the varnish will have a smooth surface and beautiful transparency. I am looking for the beauty of the wood that God created to come forth.
"The earth is the Lord's, and all its fullness. The world and those who dwell therein. For He has founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the waters" Psalm 24
I'll post more pictures soon!
The Macica Workshop: Maker of Fine Stringed Instruments
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