Violin Repair Guide: Illustrated Step-by-step Instructions for Bow Rehairing, Repair and Restoration of the Violin, Viola, Cello and String Bass

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 2004 - Music - 62 pages
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(Technical Reference). A must for instrument owners, this guide provides illustrated step-by-step instructions for bow rehairing, repair and restoration of the violin, viola, cello and string bass. Features more than 100 richly detailed illustrations!
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
4
I BOW REHAIRING
5
I2 Cleaning and Polishing the Parts
6
I3 Preparing the Bulk Horsehair
7
I6 Inserting the Tied End in the Cavity
9
I7 Making the Frog Wedge
10
I9 Installing the Ring
11
I11 Cutting the Rough Length of Hair
12
II2I Thinning Down the Bridge
28
113 The Pegs
30
II3B Adjusting the Peg Shaper
32
114 The Soundpost
33
II4B Measuring the Staring Point of Post on Top
34
II4D Making the Angle to the Bottom End of Post on Back of Violin
35
II5 The Saddle
37
II6 Gluing Refinishing and Resetting
38

I12 Wetting and Combing the Hair
13
I14 Wetting and Combing the Hair Again
14
I16 Inserting the Hair into the Tip
16
I17 Making the Tip Wedge
17
I18 Heating and Rosining the Hair
18
I19 Bow Lengths
19
II INSTRUMENT REPAIR AND RESTORATION
20
II1 The Nut
21
II1D Making a New Nut
22
II2 The Bridge
23
II2B Cutting the Bridge Feet
24
II2D Getting Accurate Heights on the Nut and Bridge
26
II2F Measuring the String Height for the G String
27
II6B Gluing the Fingerboard
39
II6C Refinishing the Neck
41
II6D Gluing the Seams
42
II6E Straightening the Fingerboard
43
II6F Removing the Neck from the Dovetail Joint
44
II6H Gluing the Neck into the Dovetail Joint
47
STANDARD VIOLIN MEASUREMENTS
49
STANDARD VIOLA MEASUREMENTS
50
STANDARD CELLO MEASUREMENTS
51
TOOLS INSTRUMENTS AND MATERIALS
52
Glossary
60
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