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March 17, 2019 - 8:36 am
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I have a deep interest in building split bamboo violin bows.  As such, when I discovered that the Fiddler Magazine ran an article in their Spring 2012 issue on the bow maker David Zimmerman on his bamboo bow, I immediately sent for a back issue.

Once obtained, I was disappointed to find that the pictures were so small and grainy that I was unable to use them to find construction details.  So I sent an email to the editor, Mary Larsen, for her archive photos.  She immediately responded (on a Saturday) with three photos.  Many thanks to Mary.  Further proof that we now live in the future.  For those with interest, I have enclosed one of the photos here for view.D284EC18-1D05-4E05-8217-47403D56303E.jpegImage Enlarger

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Irv,

That is a beautiful tip, but the joint is gorgeous that joins the ebony tip to the bamboo shaft.

 

Mark 

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

Albert Sammons

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I plan on using bamboo, but making the whole head out of corian would be a hoot and would make the head just about indestructible.

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.         —Frank Zappa

The future is already here—it’s just not very evenly distributed. —William Gibson

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