Would be pretty easy to whip up an equivalent in ZScript. Sometimes an unexpected crossing produces a harlequin of immense beauty…go ask an orchid monger. The two days spent there seem like a dream. I want you to be the rod wrapper who masters wrapping in a year’s worth of rods, maybe two if you don’t wrap too many. SEETHER To Release Three Classic Albums On Vinyl For The First Time To Celebrate 20th Anniversary. Try again. There are some fellows who swear it’s easier to get clear wraps with YLI size #100, color #212 Natural White. I had an opportunity to spend time with Kamil Vojnar which was especially delightful because I really love his work. Class dismissed. Be careful. Dark silk x dark blank = mud. Take notes. I have no intention of making serious use of such an abomination. They say, wrongly, that practice makes perfect…I don’t think anyone achieves absolute perfection, but you can get darn close. Apparent wrap color is an empirical multiplication problem and there is only one way to discern the product: do it. Your ambient atmospheric conditions will differ from ours, thus the timing requisite to perfect wrap finishing will be likely to change. If you utilize a drying cabinet, I’d still stick to at least a three day cure. If you’re using larger diameter, darker threads, at some point all the extra effort becomes unnecessary – deep greens, deep browns – usually won’t show microbubbles if you use thinned spar with care. After the first coat has been applied to each wrap on a section, allow the section to sit for one hour at room temperature. Like the amber varnish, walnut oil isn’t kicked – it contains no cobalt driers – so it penetrates well and cures very, very slowly…until you apply an overcoat of Sutherland Welles, which does have driers in the mix, at which point everything will start to kick. 5. Have fun!! For this same reason, the very pale off-white or yellow silks, too, are perfect for near-clear or all-but-transparent wraps because the faint residual color is “lost” when you’re peering through the silk and seeing the surface color of the straw, golden, or honey tones of a bamboo blank. This directional application pushes air out from alongside the guide foot reducing the number of wraps with large trapped air pockets. Users browsing this forum: Mikk- and 4 guests. Surprisingly, they passed through her without apparent damage to the dog, but that was still an expensive lesson in needing to keep shellac flakes on a higher shelf. I prefer cleaner/tighter varnish jobs on the wraps, but when using color preserver, which effectively prevents the varnish from bonding THROUGH the wrap to the blank, you need to get the varnish off the ends of the wraps an 1/8″ or so in order to ensure the wrap finish will cling to the rod. Practice. Then, consider our DVDs. soul definition: 1. the spiritual part of a person that some people believe continues to exist in some form after…. Light blank crossed with pale silk = diaphanous wraps. My varnish room is usually in the high 80s when I’m working. By the way, “replicary” is, I believe, my own nonce word, an occasionalism, intended as a term of venery for any collection of robots, artificially intelligent or entirely programmatic, which eliminate the charms of human, individual, handicraft manufacturing by pooping out scores of iterable and indistinguishable objects. If you’re dip finishing, this isn’t a worry at all. Apply a drop with a stiff bristled brush like our Detail Master Brushes, working from the end of the foot toward the center of the guide. The third coat must be a good Marine Spar, like Sutherland-Welles. We need to define terms. A bright blonde blank will reflect more light back through the wrap, brightening it. Well, the original palette makes no deliberate provision for translucency, so it's only natural for these sprites not to look their best when rendered this way, and even then I'm perfectly ok with it, though I lean towards opaque. Practice on the butt of the rod blank you’re making….it’s the same color as the rest of the blank; it’s going to be hidden, so it doesn’t really matter how you muck about down in the final nine inches or so. © 2020 Golden Witch Technologies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The latter, bleached white silk, which includes most silk sold as “white,” is natural silk that has been chemically bleached to remove all color; in its dry, reflective, form we perceive this silk as white because it is returning the full spectrum of visible light to our eyes. For the Sutherland Welles coats, I like to go at least three days between coats, with the sections curing in a room that is set at 70*F or higher. He emphasized that when he was hiring salesmen in the business end of his world, he had to be very careful when evaluating resumes and prospective hires. 3. Pale blanks crossed with medium intensity silks = luscious wraps that look like you could wring color from them. Two actions occur in the curing of Amber Varnish. It also helps if the varnish for the first coat or two doesn’t cure quickly. If this happens, most likely you used too much varnish in a single coat, or you applied your varnish coats without sufficient cure time between coats. Boil up a tea kettle full of water. So an option was made to satisfy both camps. Soaking the silk does not mean building up any depth on the first coats…you just want the silk fully dampened, not heaped up with varnish. Many still do. I turn my rods with a drying motor during this entire process, but there should be so little varnish on the wraps that, were you to set the rod section up-right in a corner, nothing would run, drip, sag, or slump. For a while, after Donald left the US and before folks noticed his new site in Europe, there was no amber varnish, so guys were using straight walnut oil for the initial coat or two. Apply Amber Varnish at temperatures above 70º. This might be a word she stumbled over during her assigned readings, or it might be some cromulent lexical obscurity, such as replicary, that I’d like added to her repertoire. Use this in a cold, damp basement and it will not cure. The first coat should be very, very thin. [And that’s an improper use of cf., according to the Chicago Manual of Style, so if you caught that, just know that I did, too, but I’m following common usage, not the pedant’s manual, on this one; not to mention, most of this should be footnoted, but I’m not bothering. In addition to being a Luddite (really, I’m not – it’s just that I appreciate the high art of old fashioned technology as much or more than I appreciate new-fangled things, like websites and my kids’ dueling nano-drones), I’m also, according to my tech-addled children, a word-nerd. Yes, I know this is rather elementary, or, worse, pedantic, but considering how often I see folks writing about “transparent red wraps,” the difference between transparent and translucent is worth exploring. Experiment. Because color preserved wraps are never as strong as directly varnished (and thus typically translucent) wraps, I only preserve the color when I have to, e.g., when matching wraps on a restoration or if a client demanded that look back when I made custom rods. There is a difference between transparent and translucent. Excepting the endnote, below. Every silk-wrapped rod becomes a memento mori, the silk and the bamboo severed, but preserved, and functional, for a time, reminding us to enjoy our time, and to pass along our knowledge so it is preserved before the fates snip our own lustrous but terminable thread. Learn more. All things that were translucent in Heretic by default still use the exact same settings. The most prominent book in my library is the Oxford English Dictionary…not the eye-numbing “Compact” edition with its micrographically reproduced text and the reading glass in the slip-case, but the twenty volume second edition that takes up two shelves within my largest barrister. Bear in mind, the darker the hue, the more resistant the translucent wrap will be to the penetration of light. Oh, and that makes me think of another detail: clean hands. So you know: in our shop, we handle your silk spools by the paper on the spool ends, and drop them into plastic bags immediately after pulling them from the main storage bins, before putting them into the picking bins – the goal is to minimize the chance of human touch and so preserve the integrity of the silk we’re selling. 2” with New Single ‘Broken World’ On October 9. Generally this takes around one hour. It was wonderful to attend the openings and a privilege to meet new friends at the Verve Gallery. If you want to achieve translucent wraps, you’re going to follow the very same steps, but you’ll use silks with discernable color. Looking back it used to work mighty well for Amiga demos, but we're talking very tight code running on top of much simpler hardware. But to the point…. Yet this is true only if you’re paying attention, critiquing yourself, and always striving to improve. This seems obsessive, but it’s the only way to know you can repeat your good results a year later. This could take anywhere from three to seven days at room temperature. Further, because natural silk is natural, and thus variable, most “natural” silks probably have a bit of added pigment to equalize the apparent color from spool to spool, lot to lot. 4. Here’s my source for great shellac:  https://toolsforworkingwood.com/store/item/MS-TF.XX . Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), https://toolsforworkingwood.com/store/item/MS-TF.XX. But experiment, please. The former, natural white silk, is the slight eggshell shade of silk as it comes off the cocoon of Bombyx mori, the domesticated mulberry silkworm you know and love in death, if not in life. Transparent. Note that your practice should mimic your intended application. We began Souls Matter as a ministry 15 years ago. Allow the first coat to soak the silk entirely, and then wipe the brush on the lip of the jar before re-brushing the entire wrap in an effort to wick off all the excess varnish. Don’t mar your own work. The truth is, “natural” silk is slightly less invisible because it does bear traces of pigment which lend it the slightly off-white hue. There are some unfortunate souls who have done a shitty job of wrapping their whole lives, and they either don’t know better, or they don’t care. Speculation on the subject goes this way: the bleaching process alters the more purely white silk in such a way that microbubbles cling to the fibers more tenaciously. Far better, I think, to just spend the money and get artist grade oil from Daniel Smith or one of the other fine art paint companies.

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