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  1. TWD

    EA Ouchard bows

    Thanks Dave yeah, experience is everything, bet you’ve seen a good few of these before.
  2. TWD

    EA Ouchard bows

    Got it thanks for that!
  3. TWD

    EA Ouchard bows

    Got it thanks for that !
  4. TWD

    EA Ouchard bows

    Dave I apologise, it’s dawned on me I’ve got this all wrong probably is fixed from inside the mortise as you say & I didn’t pay attention when I put the new tip on think it hit home when Martin said the “head was larger below the join than above“ & he’s right can’t stop laughing now
  5. TWD

    EA Ouchard bows

    I must offer my sincere apologies, the more I look at it there must be some repair from inside the mortise that I overlooked. Previous glued head repairs I’ve seen were more obvious with a thicker visible line. Think I’ll buy an Arcus next time all best
  6. TWD

    EA Ouchard bows

    Thanks to everyone for their opinion & giving the time be safe kevin
  7. TWD

    EA Ouchard bows

    Thank you Martin
  8. TWD

    EA Ouchard bows

    Because when I rehaired it there was no sign of a repair when I looked into the mortise, no glue, no pins nothing. not clear at all why it doesn’t burst open when I tighten the button unless glue on its own holds that kind of pressure
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    EA Ouchard bows

    Thanks for your opinion I think there’s No joint & it’s same piece of wood ive been a carpenter since 1983 & I’ve seen wood grain change like this before but I could be wrong, you may be correct maybe it is possible to patch a head with no glue, no joint, no spline, no bolts/pins & still tension it right to the max without it breaking, have you any idea what technique might have been employed to join the wood ?
  10. TWD

    EA Ouchard bows

    No joint, same piece of wood I had to look at it a few times before I bought it , think it’s there to confuse us all
  11. TWD

    EA Ouchard bows

    Yes it does look like that but it’s only the grain of the wood
  12. TWD

    EA Ouchard bows

    Thanks are these ok ?
  13. TWD

    EA Ouchard bows

    Hi all, I have an interest in bows, enjoy rehairing & messing about with them, I only rehair for myself & for a few friends & students without charge, just to give me experience in rehairing bows. Great website & I’d like to say thanks for the info provided by other members as it’s a great help. In a nutshell I’d like to ask if anyone knows if this is a reproduction bow or possibly one made by the man himself ? I replaced the tip with ivory from an old piano key, there was only half of the original one left which was ivory, my photo of the tip doesn’t show the ivory grain well but it’s definitely ivory. I put new lapping & thumb grip on & also rehaired. In my opinion, the photos never do bows justice & I’d say that’s true of this bow, whether repro or not, the quality & condition of the stick is amazing, bends beautifully, the head is a work of art. Inside the frog is like new, beautifully crafted prior to this purchase , I bought a cello bow from the same seller & everything matches the violin bow. quality & grain of wood, ferrule, head etc . best bow I’ve ever played, light, (what I wanted) probably around 70grams finished, really nice balance etc. it’s been stain damaged on the head by some liquid , crack to the frog, MOP a bit shabby so it’s pretty devalued probably but boy what a bow to play & I wouldn’t swap it for anything (well almost anything) I’ll post the cello bow photos if anyone is interested Any help appreciated thanks Kevin