Varnishing Beatrice

Finally at the stage of varnishing my early violins. The following photos show the varnishing stages of Beatrice my second violin.

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This photo shows Beatrice with two coats of cold rolled linseed oil. I actually use the food grade fax oil from the health food store. Also she has two clear coats of a oil varnish and two coats of an amber/yellow colored varnish. There will be at least 6 more coats of color before she is done.

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Varnishing the Neck

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Putting her back into the infrared drying cabinet to cure. By using a drying cabinet I can get a new coat of varnish every day.