I have been away for work and on holiday since the previous post. Yesterday I had time to sand the fiddles and apply another coat of varnish. I also added more black tint from another supplier. In a week I will buff this coat and apply the next, hopefully bringing the shade to a the level I envision for the Sinister. At that point I will switch to a colourless varnish for it, and apply a few more dark coats on Ashley's.