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by Craig Tucker
Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: Bowed Stringed Instruments and Bows
Topic: Detachable double bass neck
Replies: 11
Views: 13236

Re: Detachable double bass neck

Chet, I checked out this Tucker guy... He's an amazing bass builder - using alternative woods, designs and finishes. (a man after my own heart) Even though my practice has not ever had anything to do with making basses, I've repaired my fair share, and find them fascinating (from a distance) they're...
by Craig Tucker
Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: Bowed Stringed Instruments and Bows
Topic: help with final finishing/polishing of varnish
Replies: 11
Views: 8257

Re: help with final finishing/polishing of varnish

John E Giarrizzo wrote:
Justin tugaoen wrote:they go straight from varnishing to pumice or Meguiar's cleaner/polisher
It is generally recommended to not use silicon waxes on Violins, as that could interfer with future repair. Glue does not adhere to silicon.
Absolutely correct.
At least, I find that this is true also.
by Craig Tucker
Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Bowed Stringed Instruments and Bows
Topic: Who's here now?
Replies: 41
Views: 35203

Re: Who's here now?

The preferred horse hair is considerably more coarse than human hair. You could probably make Mario's hair work with enough rosin but I don't think he is coming anywhere close enough to get hold of him. Hey, look , no problem - just point him out or distract him long enough, so's we can tackle him ...
by Craig Tucker
Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: log in and post question
Replies: 14
Views: 16325

Re: log in and post question

So, posting a tutorial (with photos) about rehairing a bow in the stringed instrument section, would be possible? (All the photos would be mine, or (I'm hoping) from a reply from a poster...) Absolutely! So, the photos would end up on this site, and not only be accessed by a link or links in the in...
by Craig Tucker
Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:29 am
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: log in and post question
Replies: 14
Views: 16325

Re: log in and post question

Thanks, So, posting a tutorial (with photos) about rehairing a bow in the stringed instrument section, would be possible? (All the photos would be mine, or (I'm hoping) from a reply from a poster...) So, the photos would end up on this site, and not only be accessed by a link or links in the individ...
by Craig Tucker
Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: log in and post question
Replies: 14
Views: 16325

Re: log in and post question

ok, I,ve got a question;

Where are the instructions for posting photos here?
by Craig Tucker
Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: Bowed Stringed Instruments and Bows
Topic: My Latest Two Violins
Replies: 21
Views: 17367

Re: My Latest Two Violins

John E Giarrizzo wrote: --- too many ideas, not enough time.
I hear ya, brother...
by Craig Tucker
Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Bowed Stringed Instruments and Bows
Topic: Rehairing process
Replies: 5
Views: 5175

Re: Rehairing process

Sorry about the time lag, but I will get to this soon. I'm finding a great deal of difficulty recovering from this stroke - it's been four mounths and I am barely catching up with the present - but I will get there, with my new computer, and my m16 mp camera, and re learning MIMF's photo posting reg...
by Craig Tucker
Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Bowed Stringed Instruments and Bows
Topic: My Latest Two Violins
Replies: 21
Views: 17367

Re: My Latest Two Violins

I swear John, you should see Fransis cox's ebony violins... (with the belly and backs and ribs and necks of ebony...) or even just hear them. In many ways I believe you two guys would have found much in common to discuss. I'll try to check him out. John Oop's, Mr. Cox is retired now, and living in ...
by Craig Tucker
Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: Bowed Stringed Instruments and Bows
Topic: My Latest Two Violins
Replies: 21
Views: 17367

Re: My Latest Two Violins

Your work look very nice. I love the originality. I haven't made much money selling mine, but I get the materials and tools paid for and the satisfaction of watching some one enjoy my work. I played Cello in a quartet with instruments I had made and that was a humbling experience hearing all of tha...
by Craig Tucker
Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: Bowed Stringed Instruments and Bows
Topic: Who's here now?
Replies: 41
Views: 35203

Re: Who's here now?

Mario,

I do believe, given a pair of sharp sissors, I'd be willing to try just about anything...

Listen man, all you gotta do is show up and stand still for a second.

Cool?
by Craig Tucker
Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Bowed Stringed Instruments and Bows
Topic: Rehairing process
Replies: 5
Views: 5175

Re: Rehairing process

Jim McConkey wrote:Hey, didn't you read the Forum rules? No flaming allowed! :lol:

It's been a while, so I didn't remember the wetting part, but the flaming is the same as I remember. You might even move a little more quickly through the flame, which is probably a good thing.

Read the rules?

What?

(guffaw!)
by Craig Tucker
Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Bowed Stringed Instruments and Bows
Topic: Rehairing process
Replies: 5
Views: 5175

Re: Rehairing process

Ahh, the camera person - my wife Mary. The only person who can stand being around me for more than a minuite or two!


The chair?
Normally, I don't work on everyday objects...
Unless it's got ff holes, I just ignore all that crap.
by Craig Tucker
Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Bowed Stringed Instruments and Bows
Topic: Who's here now?
Replies: 41
Views: 35203

Re: Who's here now?

Mario Proulx wrote:My hair is long enough to do a bow, now, so I'd be interested, also. Be kinda neat, if not a bit creepy, to play my fiddle with a bow of my own hair....

I think I'd pay to see that...
by Craig Tucker
Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: Bowed Stringed Instruments and Bows
Topic: Rehairing process
Replies: 5
Views: 5175

Rehairing process

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CLnvVKn_VQ I will start with this by posting a you tube short video, which I made about a year ago, showing one of the difficult things to describe in just words - which is done at the end of a rehair - but it is something I have already recorded on you tube - so hear...
by Craig Tucker
Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: HHG
Replies: 10
Views: 6388

Re: HHG

I use a cardboard box with a heating pad inside... First I let the heating pad reach its temperature (L,M,H,Off), which I will set by feel, with the temperature switch, then I will put whatever part(s) I want to glue in the box for some ten or fifteen minutes, until it is (they are) warm to the touc...
by Craig Tucker
Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: Bowed Stringed Instruments and Bows
Topic: Who's here now?
Replies: 41
Views: 35203

Re: Who's here now?

Hello Cliff. Ya, I remember you too from back then. I also have built 20 violins (and 1 classical guitar). Putting the finish on 19 and 20 as I speak. I am going to keep making until I get one with a finish that I am happy with <g> So, you plan on making violins for the rest of your life, huh? (tee...
by Craig Tucker
Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: Bowed Stringed Instruments and Bows
Topic: Who's here now?
Replies: 41
Views: 35203

Re: Who's here now?

I remember the cold bending method. Actually it may have been a search through the old Library but I certainly remember the technique because it was an unusual method. Never did bend any Violin ribs using it though. Having said that a friend and myself used the method for bending the limbs of the r...
by Craig Tucker
Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Bowed Stringed Instruments and Bows
Topic: Who's here now?
Replies: 41
Views: 35203

Re: Who's here now?

Thanks Craig. Very often, saying what you really see, and how you feel about it, is exactly enough of a large boca, huh? Been told that before. Had several jobs/situations where I told the truth ---told what I saw --- said what was right --- and it got me thrown right out the door --- or ignored --...