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Kate Mohr

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  1. I have a friend who has been trying to find a good tape to use as a protectant on a cello but can't seem to find what she's looking for. What brands do you recommend? Product numbers would be helpful too.
  2. I'm sure if he was able to make several bows a day there were people behind the scenes making pieces for him. Partially finished frogs, buttons and roughing out sticks would be huuuuge time savers.
  3. Are you sure you don't need another one? You might be able to program an electronic one to bake you cookies on demand. Sorry Mark, that might be a typo. I'll have to check.
  4. For those of you out there that were wondering how to make your own Foret or Bow Drill, Rodney Mohr posted instructions on his facebook page. Instructions are accompanied by some pictures. Wish you all luck in making your own Foret! https://www.facebook.com/RodneyDMohr/posts/895746160456512
  5. Any news about her bows? Maybe they could still be recovered?
  6. This also goes for bows! Please if you are going to use a lubricant on a screw PLEASE make sure it does not have silicone in it! If the silicone gets into a crack you won't be able to get it out without using some harsh chemicals which could further damage your bow.
  7. That's where I first heard about him. Unfortunately he was only 31 when he died, it does have a few pictures of bows but no picture of him. I wanted to find a portrait to hang on our wall next to Dodd and other bow makers that line the staircase. I don't think it mentioned the number of bows he made so I'm curious to how few there are out there.
  8. No my tattoo artist drew it for me :-) it becomes permanent in February, and being written off as advertising.
  9. If you zoom out he's actually holding a violin and bow....
  10. Probably distant... From the right area in Germany and Mohr is not common even over there.
  11. Has anyone ever heard of Peter Mohr? He made bows in the 1960's his brand was frenchified to Pierre Maure. I thought it would be really cool if we could find a picture of him to put in our shop. Has anyone ever seen a picture of Pierre Maure or seen any of his bows?
  12. I'm sure you could get silk thread in any color you like. We picked up ours in a bead shop.
  13. After an hour of straightening the horrible kink behind the head has been relieved and the bow is straight. Now you can look down the bow without fear of straining an eyeball. A new wrap and leather thumbgrip and the bow is now finished. Now I have to stop goofing off and get back to making bows. p.s. I decided on lime green instead of teal.
  14. I think that's the first time I've heard of those instruments, I've seen them before but didn't know what they were called. It looks like a majority of the bows used on those types of instruments are clip ins or a type of clip in. I haven't made a clip in bow yet but that sounds like a fun project for between now and the first of the year.
  15. Some people have been using phenolic resin for finger boards, pegs and frogs rather than ebony. You may be familiar with the counter tops form back in the days of high school chemistry class. It absolutely destroys your tools. I think one of the reasons that ebony has been a popular wood is because of it's consistently small pores. We are lucky enough to live near Keim Lumber in Amish Town, Ohio which is essentially like a Cabela's for wood workers. They have a great exotic wood section there that we browse, we're always looking for alternatives to ebony and pernambuco. We might pick up a piece here and there but it always seems like it is too weak, or the pores are too big or the sound just doesn't travel through the wood very well. There are a couple woods that we have found that work well as substitutes but they don't have a standard name and when we ask for this specific kind of wood there may be 3 or 4 different types that come up with the same name. Anyway, what I'm trying to get at is that with a wood that is as dense as pernambuco how would you laminate (which is what it sounds like you're doing) it and be able to assure the customer that it is going to stay in one piece over time? My dad made a laminate bow (with a 4g thumb drive in the frog) out of thin laminated pieces of wood, he has gotten several inquiries about having another made or selling his but he won't because he can't guarantee that it will stay in one piece. What kind of long term testing has been done with this type of material? Do you think it will stand the test of time or should we just hope it holds up until after we've retired?
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