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Instructions for re-hairing a bow
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Here is a link to instructions on re-hairing and reconditioning a bow.

i've been thinking about having a go myself as I'm a bit of a 'handyman' and have or can make the tools, but WOW. blurry_drunk-2127

I may still give it a go

http://www.musictrader.com/bow.....iring.html

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Sound's easier than it is, John. Getting those wedge's out can be a real task. Then carving a new one that fits exact is another task.

Good luck if you try it.

 

Ken.

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Fiddlestix said
Sound's easier than it is, John. Getting those wedge's out can be a real task.

Yep! dazed Some of them on the bows i tried are glued in facepalm

Then carving a new one that fits exact is another task.

I keep the ones i've got out =) But put them in IS a task i have not enough power to do it =( thinking of applying a hammer hahahahahaha!!!!

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To get the wedge out, grab hold of the hair with a needle nose plier. Winding the hair around the plier and continue turning the plier and the wedge will pull right out. Make sure to cushion between the plier and the bone or plastic on the tip. The wedge can be removed the same way for the frog. When working with the hair slightly dampen it and comb it very flat. Use hair clips to keep the hairs straight and flat while working with it.

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One more thing. Do not use glue on the end of the hairs. Get that old piece of rosin yo have, you know the one you hate, and grind it up and put the ends of the hairs into it then heat the ends of the hair. You don't need and alcohol lamp, a Bic lighter works just fine.

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If you have a lot of trouble getting the slide off of the frog, use a piece of duck tape. Put the tape onto the slide and pull it in the direction it is suppose to come off. Do not try to pry it open it will only crack.

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@Kevin M. 

Great stuff mate.

Part 3 please. beg

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From what I've read elsewhere, it seems to be very common to use superglue on the end of the hair.  But there are cautions to not apply it directly from the tube or bottle onto the hair.  To keep from applying too much---to prevent the glue seeping through the knot and onto the hair---they say to put a drop on the bench and dip the end of the hair into it.  Also I understand it's important to tie the knot as tight as possible.  If you buy an extra hank of hair, you can get plenty of practice making the end.

But then, some people use rosin, and some use shellac.

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This should be all 8 of his videos. Some of the ways he does thing are not like I do it but still it's a good method. One major thing is to when you rosin the end of the hair and burn them take a pair of needle nose pliers and put the  turn in the hair ends. This will make it easier to put the hair into the hole and being that it was heated it will hold it's shape.

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Kevin M. said
To get the wedge out, grab hold of the hair with a needle nose plier. Winding the hair around the plier and continue turning the plier and the wedge will pull right out....

Didn't work in case of those bows i tried - they were too worn off =( hairs were too fragile, they broke as i tried to do it, and the wooden piece was glued in. So i had to pick it out gently with the knife.

Good luck with it, guys!crossedfingers

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Sorry it didn't work that way for you Naska. The problem is that now instead of making the wedge fit properly makers of bows just glue them in.

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Heeee-hee! Kevin, don't be sorry XD! The more it's complicated at the start the more experience we gain =) I just wanted to let others know that there could be such difficulties... Not with expensive bows, i guess.

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@Kevin M. 

I've just had the same problem, the bits glued in. Oh well, I'll just dig them out.

I wonder if the pieces in my FM CF bow are glued in. I don't reckon I'm going to try pulling it apart at this time even though it's getting to need re hairing 

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The FM carbon fiber bow does used glued in wedges.

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Not all of them. We pulled out some wedges for rehair that were not glued in. They are hand made in China and perhaps when the wood doesn't fit well enough they use a drop of glue :-(
In any case, it's almost as cheap to buy a new one when the time comes. :-)

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Fiddlerman said
Not all of them. We pulled out some wedges for rehair that were not glued in. They are hand made in China and perhaps when the wood doesn't fit well enough they use a drop of glue :-(
In any case, it's almost as cheap to buy a new one when the time comes. :-)

Very true about the cost Pierre.

But it's a skill that I'd like to acquire. 

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Me too. :-)

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