Rough’n it

Violin bow no. 4 in progress. Using various planes, we bring the stick down to about 1.5 mm to 2 mm above dimension. The use of various planes are nice in that different parts of the stick work differently in different directions of planing. I like to use the Stanley 9 1/2 to take off most …

Round vs. Octagonal

I'm entering the final stages of bow no. 3, I have the graduations dialed in nicely and have to make a decision as to keep it octagonal or round it out. The length of the violin bow can take on many shapes: Round/Oval, Octagonal, Half-Round/Half-Octagonal, Triangular-ish. The two most popular being round and octagonal. At the …

Happy New Year!

The launch of this page is one of my New Year's resolutions. For those that are interested I will be putting up photos of restorations, making, and of completed bows. Sometime last year I did couple of head splines here are some photos:   The heads are glued together, sawn out, and splines fit and …