News April 20, 2016

 

 

One year ago today I fell off a ladder and broke my right wrist and index finger and sprained my left wrist. It was terrible! But in the last year my wrists and finger have almost completely healed. I can even do handstands again. I am in awe and deeply grateful for how the body overcomes adversity. Today I celebrate by working on a German bass bow, which requires some real arm strength. 

 

 
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Shaping head mortise with chisel

 

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Fitting stick for German Bass Frog

 

A New Bow - Shaping The Stick

By Hudson Gardner

 

 


This week, Jacob began work on a new viola bow

 

 

 

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  Roughing out the pernambuco stick with a scraper plane. If the weather is nice Jacob prefers to work with pernambuco outside to avoid breathing the irritable orange resinous dust


Roughing out the pernambuco stick with a scraper plane. If the weather is nice Jacob prefers to work with pernambuco outside to avoid breathing the irritable orange resinous dust

  Jacob cutting the stick to length


Jacob cutting the stick to length


Jacob uses an alcohol flame to heat the wood, making it pliable

 

Note: The Bow has been completed. View here: http://www.mitasbows.com/bows/#viola