Fiddler45

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  1. This is the only problem I'm having wirh rehairing....when talking of "undercut", which direction and which end.of the tip are we talking about? As you go down into the mortice, is it cut more forward toward the tip the deeper you go on the tip end of the mortice?
  2. This sold on ebay yesterday afternoon. Is this high a price normal for a workshop violin from there?
  3. Testing search feature... Oh...I guess there really AREN'T any replies to this topic. I had the same question. Is bowhair.com any good?
  4. Depends where you take it. Did this for a friend; converted peg box to 5 string, new bridge, extra bridge for Baggs pickup, 5 string tailpiece, new bassbar, top graduation, soundpost, brand new fingerboad and nut...$475.
  5. Thanks! I'm going to use the piece of poplar I bought for.....um........sawdust.
  6. One more thing....what is the best wood to use for the tip wedge? I had heard poplar, so I bought some, but when I try to cut it, I might as well be trying to cut a cheese puff...it just disintegrates. I've been using spruce, but I'm thinking that's still too soft. Boxwood? I have a bunch of scraps saved from peg bushing dowels. So far the easiest trial bow to rehair was an old aluminum one with what appeared to be a ceramic tip plug. Fit the mortice exactly except for a tiny gap for the hair, was hard as stone, yet fit like a glove.
  7. Thanks everyone...I had pondered using rosin as an aid to add friction and some stickiness but didn't know if that was accepted pracrice or not.
  8. Tangent fron Nathan's glued in slide thread... Out of curiosity, does anyone use anything to help keep the tip wedge in? After rehairing 6 bows in the past few weeks, three of them have had some substance holding the hair to the mortice/wedge. One looked like super glue, one some kind of waxy substance (which basically filled the mortice but came out fairly easily) and one looked like either hide glue or rosin.
  9. I was going with glue being in places it may not belong, but I see your point.
  10. Interesting thread. The first violin I worked on had varnish like the French one here, but only on the top...which had been replaced by someone in Sleepy Eye MN. The color of the varnish on the top was similar ro these. It was a pretty nice fiddle...wish I still had it. Also picked.one up at an instrument show that was made by someone in Maine in the 1930s...same color, similar crazing all all over. I haven't worked on it yet, but I'll try to post some pictures if I can.
  11. So out of curiosity, does anyone use anything to help keep the tip wedge in? After rehairing 6 bows in the past few weeks, three if them have had some substance holding the hair to the mortice/wedge. One looked like super glue, one some kind of waxy substance (which basically filled the mortice but came out fairly easily) and one looked like either hide glue or rosin.
  12. Heard this yesterday...very sad.