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