As expected, putting a finish on the 1/8 violin has, as usual, added even more flaws and exacerbated some of the old ones.
Scratches I thought I had sanded out pop into brilliant relief with the addition of a little stain.
Ah well, Maybe ten or twelve coats of clear lacquer will make everything come out looking sharp, or at least reflect enough light so as to make the scratches, the uneven staining, the wood filler in the holes caused by the sloppy carving, the ets and the ceteras, disappear from the face of the eye.
Maybe, I'll paint the ducky's head green and his bill orange as a distraction, camouflage, if you will.
Or if you won't.
After that, I've got the 1/4 size one to finish up.
Then some mods on the mandora and the ukulele and all the other little projects that litter the benches and floors of a hebephrenic imagination such as mine.
By the way, I've received notice that my one minute piece for clarinet has been rejected. This means I may now post the video of it's performance at SCCC.
Where it was accompanied by piano and lasted longer than a minnit.