April 2014 – Ultra-violet light box

Emmett Violins now has a bespoke ultra-violet light box at its disposal, giving much greater control over the processes of wood ageing and varnish drying now they are no longer weather dependent processes. The cabinet is large enough for a cello or up to four violins to receive a uniform exposure. For the technically curious the light source consists of four Sylvania BL368 T12 4ft 40w blacklight fluorescent tubes, curing a coat of the oil varnish we use in under 24 hours.

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