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Tag Archives: bow damage

Replacing A Broken Tongue

As published in the IPCI Book. The following article describes a procedure we use in our shop to repair a broken tongue made of ebony. When this procedure is successfully completed, the grafted tongue will be as strong as the original and the repair will be virtually invisible. This procedure is not appropriate for tongues made of […]

Fill Stick at Thumb Projection with Optical Epoxy

Often, a musician will wear a divot in the bow where the thumb contacts the stick. The use of the optical epoxy to fill the worn area is a noninvasive and reversible restoration and looks good as well. MATERIALS AND TOOLS -good-quality, non-stretching transparent packing tape – modelling clay or candle wax – 1 dental dappen dish – […]

Conical Through Patch, Edge, and Underlay: C-Bout

This viola came in with some serious damage to the treble c-bout edge due to the bow hitting it. The purpose of the conical patch is to use the existing wood and raising it into a position that is past the damage so that the joint is almost invisible. In this case in particular, there […]