I payed a flying visit to Ian Knepper in his fabulous workshop in Cork. He’s a luthier and after some ridicule of my 1/2 size bow in the old timely session (The Gables Tuesday nights!) he said he would show me how to rehair my 4/4 bow. What a nice guy!
I must say it was an inspiration to watch him work. Such fine knots with extra strong polyester thread (doubled up!). Super glue, resin, water, mapel, a comb, a hammer, a knife and no Dull Chisel! The hairs are meticulously inspected and thin or deficient ones are cast aside. We also have fun recambering the wood over a methylated spirits flame!
Meanwhile back in St. Johns….