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Mutant Violin Bow Frogs
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This is my kind of thread.  Toilet seats.  Miniature naked people.  Lens systems.  And mutants.

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LOL Irv. 🙂

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Why is it called a "frog"?

 

Image result for violin bow frogs

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While Markcobb is asking sensible questions, here's a silly one?

Can someone explain the toilet seat joke to me, please? 

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bocaholly said
Can someone explain the toilet seat joke to me, please?   

I wasn't sure how culturally-dependent that one would be.

Basically genuine mother-of-pearl (I don't know its name in other languages) is nice stuff if used in the right place in small quantities tastefully. But used too much and in plastic imitation - e.g. on toilet-seats, it's tacky, and we joke about it by calling it mother-of-toilet-seat.

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markcobb said
Why is it called a "frog"?

 

Image result for violin bow frogs  

LOL, Now we're TALKING!!!

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Andrew Fryer said

bocaholly said
Can someone explain the toilet seat joke to me, please?   

I wasn't sure how culturally-dependent that one would be.

Basically genuine mother-of-pearl (I don't know its name in other languages) is nice stuff if used in the right place in small quantities tastefully. But used too much and in plastic imitation - e.g. on toilet-seats, it's tacky, and we joke about it by calling it mother-of-toilet-seat.  

Ah... thanks. We have our own version of toilet seat kitch down here in South Florida:
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My violin teacher's toilet seat looks something like this:

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BTW, your TIFs sometimes make your posts unreadable. Is that something you've done, or is there something I can do to make them load properly? Judging by the formatting of this post, it's the forum.

And so that I don't hijack this thread, there are some nice things here: -

http://www.floraparts.net/pro_.....038;bid=12

I quite like this one. I thought it was jade at first, but it's horn. I like the way the button matches the frog.

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LOL, I didn't understand it either but I can relate to Holly's toilet picture. LOL
Also, very tacky.

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I love it. Where do you find all of these?

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Mostly on eBay, where I have purchased some.  I also google search violin bow merchants and makers.

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Well, here is one that got away.  I retain a picture for remembrance.8C53381D-2A46-440B-BF12-1DEB3744807E.jpeg

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LOL. Looks like it needed work. You'll get the next one!

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Another.885E3FE8-C647-48A8-B621-AE49417D9817.jpegImage Enlarger

Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.  —Werner von Braun

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I like it, @Irv. My best schoolfriend's violin had a scroll carved like a bearded old man's head. Im pretty sure it was rare and expensive, but I think I mentioned it somewhere recently and received the sneer that it was common, cheap and tacky.

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Hi @Gordon Stumway and others.  Perhaps I should create a parallel thread on mutant scrolls?  Until then, I came across a scroll that may be of interest.4AE6674B-762A-4FEE-883C-56257A2CA310.jpegImage Enlarger

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Showing us this real cool stuff makes me feel starting a collection. 🙂

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Yuk, not that one, not for me, anyway!

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Gordon Shumway said
Yuk, not that one, not for me, anyway!  

Not the baby scroll for me, but I was referring to the Ivory frog. That is cool.885E3FE8-C647-48A8-B621-AE49417D9817.jpegImage Enlarger    

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