Varnish Brush

Green29

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Veniard's Cellire Varnish, the bottles don't come with a brush what do you use as an applicator? dried
up a small brush already.

Thanks
 

Green29

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Thanks, Banjo, thought I would give that a go next the needles arrived yesterday. This is a great resource to pick other's brains.
 

original cormorant

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I use a dubbing needle and wipe it clean on a tissue after use.
Just one modification - assuming that you still have a 35mm film canister knocking around.
Take a 35mm film canister stuff it really full with wire wool or green pan scourer, cut a cross in the lid and replace the lid. Store and clean your dubbing needle in this - inserting the needle through the cross you cut in the lid.
Cleans the dubbing needle, stores it safely and also makes it big enough not to lose it.
 

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Also use a dubbing needle and wipe the tip clean with my fingers when done.
 

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With the Veniards, I use a dubbing needle and dip into the lid not the bottle to better gauge how much is on the needle.
 

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Just one modification - assuming that you still have a 35mm film canister knocking around.
Take a 35mm film canister stuff it really full with wire wool or green pan scourer, cut a cross in the lid and replace the lid. Store and clean your dubbing needle in this - inserting the needle through the cross you cut in the lid.
Cleans the dubbing needle, stores it safely and also makes it big enough not to lose it.
This is a really good idea, I normally use a needle and stick it in a block of polystyrene I keep my materials, I still have to clean the needle or it gets a build up of varnish.
 

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I have one of the varnish dispensing bottles a fine almost Hypodermic tube gets the Varnish were ever you need it, I've had one for years, easker1
 

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I use a dubbing needle too and the bit from the bottom of a peacock hurl to clean the hook eye if any varnish gets into it.
That's a good point. I usually use the left over tips from a feather and run it through the eye after applying varnish. Saves that annoying moment when the fish are up and you need to unblock the hook eye :)
 
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