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Rosin? ROSIN?
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can a different rosin make?

 

I tried using the freebie that came with my Chinese violin (my good one dropped on the floor and shattered/turned into dust like a Higgs bosun particle).

 

It's made my bow and strings so dull I feel like washing my bow and starting all over again.

 

Did I read somewhere that you can put broken rosin in the microwave till it melts and then re-form it again?

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I think I'll let you try the microwave thing out

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Kevin M. said
I think I'll let you try the microwave thing out

 

okay.

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facepalm

 

anyone have a microwave oven that I can borrow til mine gets repaired?

 

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Top picture : before - shrapnel

Bottom picture: after 2 minutes - hot shrapnel

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Hahahaha! 

I think, there was something about oven, not microwave though... LOL! Hot shrapnel roflroflroflroflroflrofl

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I agree with Mad - you'll be better off using the oven or a double boiler. Here's a thread found elsewhere with more ideas -

 

http://www.maestronet.com/foru.....elt-rosin/

 

 

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Oven is right. Not microwave.

Also, try pouring a slight bit of grain alcohol on it and let it sit over night. It should melt into one with just the alcohol.

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Terry, how about we take up a collection to buy you a knew rosin before we here a story about a man encased in molten rosin.

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I've done it in the microwave ... very carefully.  On medium power, and checked every minute.

Eventually it's malleable, but not too hot to handle.  I popped it back in it's original container and pushed it into shape.  Still looks like a train wreck, but it works.

I forget how many minutes it took, but the idea of continually checking was so I didn't push my fingers into a boiling hot substance that removed fingertips.

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oh, you are braver than me.  Rosin in the microwave sounds too much like a science experiment.... and I can picture too many ways it could go wrong!    Glad you got it back in working order.

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Ha ha @ Kevin!  

 

good ideas.. (I just ordered spare rosin).

 

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Sorted!

in foil, in a small container, in the oven while my dinner is cooking. Looks like its melting ok.

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Terry, you are a pisser. I don't know if I would cook rosin along with my dinner. If I have any experiments I'll call you to try them out.

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Terry @TerryT : I hate to tell you this but your oven rack is in sideways. How do you keep that pie in the pan?

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Regarding the broken rosin, whatever you do, don't melt it on top of the stove in a pot that you care about. My husband tried doing that...it cooled down faster than expected and he couldn't get it out of the pot. He finally had to chisel it out.

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Lol! Thanks Diane, is that why my meat always ended up down 1 end if the pie, and the gravy, the other!

 

by using a layer of tin foil first I was able to peel it off. As it wasn't smooth my rosin Wendy up all wrinkly. I'm going to try again with a smaller receptacle and smooth foil.

 

wish me luck, it's going in with Chicken tonight

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But if supper comes out squeaky and tasting funny, while your notes on violin sound like they maybe have a bit too much gravy to them.. well, might have gotten things a little mixed up.

 

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When the small cake opf rosin I just got from Bakers popped off the little wood disk that was attached to the cap I just heated the end that came off with a bic lighter and the flame almost instantly melted it enough to 'glue' it right back in place. If it had broken in two pieces I suppose I would've done the same thing, heated along the edge with a flame and when it was just about ready to drip, slam it to gether and hold it until chilled.

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I'd suggest if you have enough rosin to use a cupcake tine to pour it/melt it into. Maybe a teflon coated dish or tiny cup?

Nothing sticks to teflon right?... so how does it stick to the pan?dazed

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TerryT said
turned into dust like a Higgs bosun particle).

Heh, bet you can even draw a picture of that particular particle.  

 

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