Thursday, 30 May 2019
The last post before the onset of Winter
I bought a bottle of dissolved grass tree resin from Gilly Stepehnson many years ago and only used it recently. It gave a nice color and it caused me to investigate the subject further. I liked the idea of making a wood finish from locally collected ingredients. I also began to investigate the subject of home-made varnish generally and began reading about traditional violin varnish. From this I thought of making my own varnish from grass tree resin, gum sandarac, shellac, methylated spirits and maybe some other colorants such as cochineal. This is still in the process of realization. More on this soon.