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by Ian Taylor
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Homemade Pine varnish
Replies: 5
Views: 2931

Re: Homemade Pine varnish

Thanks for your comments. I'm taking it all in. I've heard of Tru-Oil and have not tried it. I'm a bit worried about stuff that goes into the surface and acts like putting a wet towel on a guitar. Some people have suggested that the alum does something to lock the colour in. I found some pics I took...
by Ian Taylor
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Homemade Pine varnish
Replies: 5
Views: 2931

Re: Homemade Pine varnish

Thanks Alan for your help. It would take a pretty good size operation to make 200 gallon batches! I've been researching this and collecting as much info as I can in a file. The varnish I did 8 years ago on several gigging type amp/speaker boxes didn't crack or do anything weird. I was amazed that fo...
by Ian Taylor
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: help identify instrument please
Replies: 4
Views: 7479

Re: help identify instrument please

Joe Zawinul used to play a Hohner Melodica on some Weather Report tunes, that's what I heard here. Yes it's a reed instrument, yes it's a keyboard and exactly what some Jamaican dude would take to the beach to jam on. Breath control on a keyboard 30 years before the Yamaha DX7.
by Ian Taylor
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Homemade Pine varnish
Replies: 5
Views: 2931

Homemade Pine varnish

Hi, first post here. I've made my own varnish by collecting chunks of sap from Norfolk pine trees, soaking it in turpentine in the sun for a week or more, then boiling it with some linseed oil and straining it through cheesecloth. I was amazed at the look, the golden color is stunning and more impor...