Rehairing process

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Craig Tucker
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Rehairing process

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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 it is.

Some rehairers do not do this, I have heard, but it is commonly done on most bows by rehairers that I have talked to.

Just to mention... it is possible to rehair without this steap, but I don't find that it winds up necessarily a better end result, than when using this technique. I have also found that a proper rehair job - with the flaming - will result in an even hairing that doesn't change over time...

I do it, and have included it as a part of my normal process for nearly fifteen years, and the person who tauget me did it also and rehaired for a large violin repair shop.

First post - you decide.

Then I'll post the complete rehair process asI do it, from the start.
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Jim McConkey
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Re: Rehairing process

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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.
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Mario Proulx
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Beautiful! Well done, concise and to the point. And you're right, that was something I didn't grasp at all until now, seeing it done.

The camera person deserves credit, too, for flawlessly following you(you move quickly, with very fast hands, very much as I do/am) and never appearing "jerky". Quite a feat, that!

But that chair.... A wee bit of very dilute hide glue would swell those loose, squeaky-creaky joints and lock them tightly, quieting things down a lot!

Craig Tucker
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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.

Craig Tucker
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Re: Rehairing process

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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!)

Craig Tucker
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Re: Rehairing process

Post by Craig Tucker »

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 regior.

Thanks for waiting, rehairers of the future.

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