Jeff Krieger

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About Jeff Krieger

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    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Interests
    bowmaking, cello/electric cello performance

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  1. mini lathe recommendation for making buttons

    Thanks so much for this!
  2. mini lathe recommendation for making buttons

    Do you know off hand which cutters you purchased? I am trying to find out what to use to make the cut in the ring closest to the stick.
  3. mini lathe recommendation for making buttons

    Thanks for all of these suggestions. I ordered a Taig micro lathe and will follow up on it here after I work with it. Nick was extremely helpful in helping me choose which one to order for my needs.
  4. Finding Bass Gamba Fittings

    I am finding it difficult to order fittings for a Westover bass viola da gamba. Where on the internet can I find fret gut, pegs, tailpiece and bridges?
  5. Are there longer than standard cello tailpieces?

    Really nice! Thanks for that!
  6. Are there longer than standard cello tailpieces?

    The 1/8 size bass tailpiece looks like a perfect length. Great idea! Now if I can locate one.
  7. Are there longer than standard cello tailpieces?

    Thanks for these responses. I am intrigued with the idea of making a suitable tailpiece. What would one look like from the early 1800's? I will look into Desert Strings as well.
  8. Is there a cello tailpiece available that is longer than standard size maybe by 2-3"? I am looking to string up a church bass with a string length from bridge to nut of 29 1/2". Most cello strings would not be long enough.
  9. Tip Armor bow tip blanks

    Thanks for this. How do you polish tip armor?
  10. mini lathe recommendation for making buttons

    Cutting the collar free hand sounds amazing!
  11. mini lathe recommendation for making buttons

    Thanks for your concerns. I did work with a shop lathe in a 2 week frog making class this summer at the Violin Craftsman Institute, George Rubino. He had an excellent assistant who was available to help with the lathe emphasizing safety.
  12. mini lathe recommendation for making buttons

    Thanks for all of these responses. My original message did have a huge typo. I meant $1000.00 as a budget. Sorry about that. I am only making buttons and plugs for rebushing bows. I know the Sherline mini come highly recommended so I am looking for a specific model, or another comparable brand. Do you have to buy the cutters separate when buying a lathe? I assume I will need a specific cutter to make the indent in the silver ring closest to the stick.
  13. I am looking for a recommendation for a mini lathe to make buttons for bows. I believe the Sherline brand comes with high recommendations, but there are several models. I am on a budget so a lathe under $1000.00 would be ideal. Recommendations would be appreciated.
  14. Glue for underslide

    The link to Ebay says Ponal wood glue. Will this glue metal to wood? Is the Ponal waterproof wood glue preferred because of potential moisture from the hand? I actually used Gorilla glue this week to glue an underslide and it seemed to work fine.
  15. Glue for underslide

    Thanks much!