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