This set has two components: Harry Wake’s bestselling book "Violin Bow Rehair and Repair" (softcover, spiral bound for the worktable, 96 pages), and Roger Foster’s 53 minute DVD, " Violin Bow Rehairing". Learn about rehairing from these masters with the help of both the printed and visual media.
VIOLIN BOW REHAIRING with Roger Foster (DVD):
In this step-by-step presentation, Roger Foster demonstrates the complete process of rehairing a violin bow. He starts by examining the bow for structural problems, disassembles the bow and cleans the parts. Then, he precisely cuts hardwood plugs for the head and frog. Next, he selects and prepares the horse hair. With the materials prepared, he proceeds to rehair the bow using techniques which assure that the hair will remain taut in the bow. In order to keep the hair distributed evenly at the frog, he carves and inserts a wooden spreader. Finally, he shrinks the hair and then rosins it.
Roger Foster, after graduating college, began his apprenticeship in violin and bow making in 1975. By 1977 the focus of his training had turned to restoration. In 1979 he opened Foster’s Violin Shop in Orange, California which is a full service violin shop. On a daily basis he makes, repairs and restores fine violins and bows. In this video Roger openly shares his knowledge of and experience in bow rehairing.
53 minutes run time.
VIOLIN BOW REHAIR AND REPAIR by Harry Wake:
The complete violin shop guide to proper bow maintenance by the late and great Harry Wake. This is an International bestseller and a classic.
This book is highly recommended by our Technical Department if you’re interested in rehairing bows.
96 pages, softcover.