chanot Posted April 2, 2005 Report Share Posted April 2, 2005 I'm an amateur maker and decided to learn the above as well. bought Wake's book.. ran into problem.. he says do tip first then wet hair, comb out and then make a mark 1/4 inch beyond the hairing mortice on the frog then cut wet hair to that length and insert in frog. apparently the frog to be fully back ie: in tightened position during that time...set aside to dry and to prepare to relax screw as the hair shortens as it dries...everytime I do this the hair ends up too short pulling the stick up like a baroque bow.. I can't understand the need for wetting the hair? could one not just attach hair at each end in turn in a dry state with frog forward and the hair just touching the stick ie: like the position we would leave bow with hair relaxed ? does the wetting of hair and then drying change the length that it was when I received it.Does it have some beneficial effect. I've got the technical aspects working out but the wetting and length problem persists..Any advice would be appreciated Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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