violin making, wooden boats, sailing, building things, reading, writing things- what was the middle thing?
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
a bit of good oil
I chose to use boiled Linseed oil as a base, without using fillers to hide timber 'features' and small areas of tear-out. I can't explain why, but it is quite liberating to be free of the traditional restrictions that dictate how a violin should look. This instrument will allow the actual tree to have a bit of ego in the presence of the harp. These pics are of the process of oiling.