Jeff Krieger

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    Hartford, Connecticut
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    bowmaking, cello/electric cello performance

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  1. Thanks for these responses. Normally I would wrap the area with wire. I was just curious about whether G2 would come apart with that kind of heat. Makes sense that Cyanoacrylate would.
  2. Does anyone know whether heating a bow stick that has been glued with either G2 or Insta-Cure + sold by International Violin, will come apart especially if pressure is applied, for example, straightening the stick?
  3. Given that a church bass string length is approx. 3-4" longer than the standard cello, should the sound post be thicker?
  4. Using a cork with a hole in it and the back of a hammer in a vise as above worked great! Thanks for all of the input and ideas.
  5. Are there any other methods to remove a broken bow screw from and button besides using a piece of wood with a hole and an eyelet?
  6. I have a nice German bass bow that needs a new ebony button. The problem is that is is slightly oversized at the end of the stick. It measures 14 mm. Is there anyone interested in making me one with a straight screw or know where I can find one?
  7. I probably should have stopped at saying I am still looking for a very dark finish.
  8. I have tried just UV and it does darken the wood making it look more antique. I have also tried ammonia (not lab grade) and nitric acid. I am still looking for a very dark finish. I am told that potential bow clients almost always pick up the bows from a pile that are dark first to audition.
  9. Hi, I didn't use lab grade ammonia so this is very helpful to me. Was the ammonia enough to darken the pernambuco?
  10. I am looking to finish a cello bow made of pernambuco wood and would like to know about successful, alternative ways of getting a dark finish. I have used ammonia and nitric acid. Are there other methods to get a very dark, even finish? Thanks, Jeff
  11. It took under an hour. I am still looking for 2 mm carbon fiber rods. Everyone seems to be sold out.
  12. Great sketch! Thanks so much! I need to work on this and will report the results.
  13. Somehow I need to securely mount such a clamp off the edge of the table.