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Good Morning, I was looking at a friend's child's 3/4 size bow needing a rehair, and I noticed that the mortise hole on the frog is round. The hair was long-gone, and so are the plugs, unfortunately. It almost looks like it was drilled at the factory, with just a hint of square sides at the bottom of the hole. I hadn't seen one like this, and was wondering if this roundish shape is common in the lower priced instruments or some other factor? What would be the best way to make a plug for this type of situation? There is a shallow cavity in the hole, on the ferrule (front) side of the frog. It is very shallow, with just a 'lip' on the top of the hole that faces the front of the frog. Would a simple dowel rod, shaped with a wedge on the ferrule side, be workable? Thanks for any tips/input on this!
I am curious about the devaluation caused by a couple of repairs. Removing a frog from a bow stick can be quite a delicate job, and those who do it incorrectly risk the eyelet catching the stick and chipping it. A repair I often see on bows is some sort of epoxy filler to cover up this common mistake. It is not the prettiest of fixes, so does it have any affect on bow value? Another common damage I see is that some bows have warped ferrules due to a tight spreader wedge. How severe is this damage? Also what would be the effect of a bushing to a valuation?