Craigers

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  1. Craigers

    Broken screw doesn't allow the frog to be removed

    Hi David, is 19 years a long time? Thanks for your reply, looks like I may have to take the brass tube route, wish me luck !
  2. I have a bow where the screw broke on the inside of the stick leaving the frog unable to be removed. In the past when I've encountered this problem I was able to wriggle the frog and get it off the stick, but in this case the frog is tight and this "technique" won't work. I took the pearl slide off to see if I could drill out the eyelet from the frog, but the eyelet does not poke through so locating the spot to drill is not easy. Does anyone have suggestions ?
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    Marking bridge position into front

    I like how the line points directly to the little white dot that someone put as a bridge location device
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    The "Usual" or something else?

    file this under " daily hate towards Americans"
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    loss of value in bow after spline

    I do recall having to run out of Jerry's workshop once with an urgent need to puke, but it was because we had spent the previous evening consuming too many cigarets and beers discussing all things violin instead of having dinner and getting a good nights rest. Long live beer thirty !
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    loss of value in bow after spline

    Wow, that got ugly quick. I realize you two have your differences but if I had to summarize Jerry's "pisshits dogma" it would be : Always strive for excellence and improvement in your work and never settle for good enough. This has served me well throughout my career and I know it has served the many others to whom Jerry has been generous enough to share his knowledge with.
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    loss of value in bow after spline

    For the record, I posed the question because I had a customer who broke of their bow and the insurance company wanted to know how much value was lost with the break. I wanted to be sure to give an accurate answer so I asked.
  8. Just curious, what is the consensus on how much a bow is devalued when the head has broken off and then been repaired with a spline?
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    Clamp for bow tip repair on a lathe

    If you finish the repair this way, no one will ever notice the spline.
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    Clamp for bow tip repair on a lathe

    I don't see how the value of the bow is relevant, it either leaves marks of it doesn't. if it doesn't then I'm a fan and if it does then I'm not.
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    Clamp for bow tip repair on a lathe

    I think it would be simple enough to put a bit of padding between the clamp and bow, then you could clamp the bow into the jig without leaving marks on the stick. I'm sure that he retouches the marks but I just think it would be better to not have them in the first place.
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    Clamp for bow tip repair on a lathe

    That jig looks cool but the marks it's leaving on the bow are making me cringe
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    Clamp for bow tip repair on a lathe

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    Clamp for bow tip repair on a lathe

    This Palmgren vice works well.
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    Small Business Software Suggestions For A Violin Shop

    I've been using Filemaker Pro and it seems to work for me but I'm not running a huge operation.