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  1. Just when you think that you have seen everything.

    My theory on the original post is that someone didn't realize that bows were actually meant to be rehaired, and, being the frugal sort, thought they could invent a way to reuse the stick after the original hair was gone instead of just throwing it away and getting a new one.
  2. Is this authentic Ch.J.B. Collin-Mezin violin ?

    None of the photos give any indication of the fingerboard projection. I'd sure want to know about that, though I'm no expert.
  3. When have you 'arrived'?

    So we most assuredly have not arrived. We play for free at the hospice. If we play the same program a few months later, no problem!
  4. Homemade Spool Clamps

    Those look as good as the ones I bought and have never used. The ones I purchased didn't have anything covering the threads either. A design improvement would seem to be a ratchet affair so that the clamps could be applied more rapidly, before the hide glue sets up. I think I purchased 33 of them.
  5. Would you sell him a violin - you made?

    I saw him play once at Northwind Farms in East Lansing. Quite a show & I was a fan. I read that he had drug issues for a while. He was hard on bows, but the fiddle seemed to survive.
  6. Tonewood Auction from Hargrave Collection

    Maybe it's Stradivari's Secret!