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Varnish Restoration & Resurface
Extra Virgin Olive Oil , felt brick , and rottenstone powder
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Jacques
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image-3.jpegImage Enlargerimage-4.jpegImage Enlargerimage.jpegImage Enlargerimage.pngImage Enlargerimage-1.jpegImage Enlargerimage-2.jpegImage EnlargerThis violin has been in my possession for 21 months nearly two years. I try to play it 2 hours a day but I've even played it for as much as eights hours a day when I first started. So you can understand the type of " playing in " , accidents, aging, antiquing, and et cetera the fiddle has come across in its short life. 

 

Today, I did a restoration to the varnish by using an oil soaked felt brick and an abrasive powder to level the varnish and erase tiny scratches from when I used a terry cloth as a polish rag , detached frog damage (in case) , those sorts of normal wear and tear.

This is the second DIY violin repair I've performed on my instrument. The first was fixing a warped bridge by soaking it in water then flattening it with books and weights.

 

enjoy the pics!

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Fiddlerman
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July 12, 2016 - 10:05 pm
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Nice. Thanks for the post!

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