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03-07-2011 04:29 PM

Topic tags/keywords: gelatin size protean woodworking finishing


The other day I heard that some violin makers use a gelatin as a protean size prior to shellacking, I have never tried this and wondered what effect it has? Is it worth the effort?

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#1 posted 03-07-2011 07:58 PM

Do a search on the internet for “animal glues” or “hide glues”. What they’re using is one of it’s many forms

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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