Scott, The lavender varnish smells great when you're varnishing. But Talk with other wetplaters most use an alcohol lamp or oil lamp to dry and or warm the plate for varnishing .Kendrick may just be a little impatient with this step and he feels that a blow torch (propane torch) is faster. He is the only one I know of that uses one. Some people just wait until they get home to varnish and use a hair dryer. But most use an alcohol or oil lamp.