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bow gurus...bow badger or foret?


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The one that Rodney has is not made anymore, as far as I know.

I would be interested to see a picture of the windstone thing.

I looked for a foret as well (which is by far more desirable than a bow badger), in the end I built one myself. In retrospect I should have put more effort in a good finish, but it works well.

Find pictures here: http://www.maestronet.com/forum/index.php?/topic/328613-drill-for-bow-maker/?hl=+foret++florian#entry594280

poste no 7.

Since then I have modified a little, I got rid of the coupler at the left and made an axle with an jacobs taper to directly mount a chuck.

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I did.  I know, I'm a tool whore.

I think I am going with the alberti. Now I have to find bits. The twist drill junk I have is pathetic. I've been looking at MSC and thinking of having some machine locally, but I'm not even sure what I need.

If anyone wants to recommend bits for drilling the screw hole on bass bows I am all ears.

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What is the difference between a foret and this "touret pour archetier" ?

 

 

https://shop.bergeon.ch/Catalogue/PDF/3141.pdf  (scroll down)

 

Just curious.

None, that's the thing! And a nicely made one, too! Where did you find this?

 

Matthew, is the Alberti foret convenient to travel with? It looks a bit big.

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None, that's the thing! And a nicely made one, too! Where did you find this?

 

Matthew, is the Alberti foret convenient to travel with? It looks a bit big.

I have not travelled with mine yet but it seems it would be fine. The one in post 19 looks smaller. Something like that would travel well I think. The Alberti has a built in clamp so that's nice for travel. I'll take some pictures once I get going here and post them.
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None, that's the thing! And a nicely made one, too! Where did you find this?

 

Matthew, is the Alberti foret convenient to travel with? It looks a bit big.

 

I found it in the Bergeon catalogue .

 

Bergeon (from Le Locle, Neuchatel) is a highly respected  Swiss maker of handtools for the watchmaker. http://www.bergeon.ch/

 

Unfortunately their homepage does not have a very good search function and does not provide much more information about the foret than the catalog page :

https://shop.bergeon.ch/index.php?sent=send&view=0&langue=2&keyword=&sadv=0&planche=&numero=6806

 

I have no idea where to buy Bergeon products (http://www.ofrei.com/bergeon-tools.html sells the watch tools in the US).

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Florian,

Here are some photos. I took some photos of the whole thing put together and took pictures of each part being removed. I think it would travel nicely. The depth stop thingy is removeable. I know many who don't use it but it comes with the foret so I included it in the pictures. There are options for a base that is mounted to the bench rather than the clamp, but I chose the clamp for the flexibility it offers. Once it's clamped, it's as stable as anything.

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I found it in the Bergeon catalogue .

Bergeon (from Le Locle, Neuchatel) is a highly respected Swiss maker of handtools for the watchmaker. http://www.bergeon.ch/

Unfortunately their homepage does not have a very good search function and does not provide much more information about the foret than the catalog page :

https://shop.bergeon.ch/index.php?sent=send&view=0&langue=2&keyword=&sadv=0&planche=&numero=6806

I have no idea where to buy Bergeon products (http://www.ofrei.com/bergeon-tools.html sells the watch tools in the US).

You dont happen to know what these cost? I can't find them anywhere...
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