Violin Bow no. 4

  This 4th violin bow was completed in March. The stick is octagonal pernambuco with ebony and silver mounts, weighing in at 60.1 grams. The head and frog modeling are Sartory, though I deviated from the traditional parisian eye/solid button combination on this frog and went with a large pearl eye. There are many examples of …

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 …