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Ivory tip glue and clamp

 
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wm_crash
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:10 pm    Post subject: Ivory tip glue and clamp Reply with quote

Hi,

Today I had my first attempt at a rehab of an old snakewood bow. Part of the tip was missing and the ivory wasn't there. I fixed and shaped the tip alright, and then tried to glue the ivory. I decided to use G2 Flex epoxy, don't ask why. Turns out cure time is like 10-12 hours. Gluing was a pain, I had the bow on a rehair clamp and even then, had trouble getting the string around it to hold it down. In the end, I used some small quick grip clamps, but it's not an ideal situation.

I like the Lemuel tip clamp, and I will probably get one of those. If anyone has something else in the mean time, I'd like to give a try. As much as I do woodworking, I hate building my own jigs for anything.

cheers,
wm_crash, the friendly hooligan
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Mat Roop
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Joined: 24 Mar 2007
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Location: Wyoming Ontario

PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wmc.... Your experience is exactly why that tip clamp on Lemuels web site was developed!
https://www.violins.ca/info/violin_bow_tip_repair.html
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whatwasithinking
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're a brave man to use ivory! I'm sure the feds won't come for you...today, anyway.
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wm_crash
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh it was mammoth tusk ivory, and I do have the receipt. But will they believe me?

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whatwasithinking
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wm_crash wrote:
Oh it was mammoth tusk ivory, and I do have the receipt. But will they believe me?

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wm_crash, the friendly hooligan


I think that's the question. As an alternative, casein looks a lot like ivory. Bends a little more easily, too.
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wm_crash
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone tried elk/deer antler? Or is it too porous to be used?

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