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
  16. Martin, I respect your opinion. It is a shop bow but we believe it is probably from the Bazin shop. It can be very difficult to tell what kind of wood a bow is without holding it in your hands, I assure you it is pernambuco and probably made by a boy who should have been in school. I'm going to go with what my dad says about the bow since he has been in the bow business for over 30 years and is highly respected in his field.
  17. It can be and is done that way by many makers, especially when it comes to bushings. The problem is the drill bit likes to follow the path of least resistance which of then leads to inaccurate drilling.
  18. Dad's is a Rohm chuck from a cordless drill, so you're definitely on the right track.
  19. As crazy as it sounds yes. Make sure your flame is out first, but the evaporation makes it cool quickly. Every person/shop is different, some heat bows with a hot air gun, some heat them in ovens and some use alcohol lamps. Our shop is very traditional and we use an alcohol lamp because a pot filled with hot coals is impractical.
  20. Isn't the Star Trek theme played with an theremin and orchestra?
  21. I could have made it thinner and more proportional to the size of the bow but from what I've noticed about the smaller bows is the thickness of the ivory/ivory-like material is thicker and closer to the thickness on a full size bow. Maybe it adds strength?I used Tip Armor rather Mammoth or plastics. It is available through David Warther. Because the material is woven it gives it strength. The weave pattern is visible without it detracting from its traditional look.
  22. My shop policy is not to attempt to straighten anything I can't write a check for. Sometimes makers who have stained bows don't neutralize the acid they used. So if you are using an open flame to heat the wood to fix the twist you need to have a spritzer of alcohol to squelch any burning that may occur.
  23. It's a Bazin, we are thinking Retail on it will be $750. Retail on my 1/2 size Bazin is $1,200 and it is with A very nice high end shop. They have a great clientele for these small bows. Since I got it for free, and there isn't that much work in it I'll definitely make some money on it. My prices for repairs are low because I just started my business last year, I only do to the trade work and the businesses sending me the work need to be able to make money off of me.
  24. 2000 grit sandpaper with alcohol.
  25. My dad brought home a 1/4 size bow for me from his trip to the Skinner's auction. It's an adorable little bow. I recently did a double chaval on the frog of a 2/4 size but this bow is even smaller. This one didn't need much work just a new tip, slide, wrap, thumbgrip and a ridiculous about on straightening and camber. To give you an idea of size I took pictures of the head and frog next to a quarter. Old tip New tip Frog had to have a new slide, and the ferrule reshaped. The button was covered in scratches like it had been chewed on. Does