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All I Want For Christmas . . .

Posted by bj on Monday, December 7, 2009

No, I've still got my two front teeth. If anyone remembers that tune. I probably just dated myself for sure.

What I want is a bow rehair jig. Yeah, I've been thinking about this for a long time. And Steve from Gianna's said it on the forum in reply to a thread of mine about whether a bow can be improved. Couple that with the fact that I'm a bargain hunter, then learning to rehair bows makes sense, since unhaired and ratty haired bows can usually be had cheaply, even on Fleabay.

And selling the bows I decide not to keep will be a good way to finance buying the equipment I do want to keep.

12 comments on “All I Want For Christmas . . .”

Swing Says:
Monday, December 7, 2009 @4:33:21 AM

bj... here's a deal you cannot refuse... you get me a picutre and some dimensions of a bow re-hair jig and I will make it for you. From what I recall, they are not that complex.

Play Happy

bj Says:
Monday, December 7, 2009 @4:42:57 AM

WOOHOO! Okay, I think M-D might help with this . . . THANKS!!!

M-D Says:
Monday, December 7, 2009 @8:00:46 AM

Okay . . . I have been shamed into finding the plans . . . which I will diligently search for . . . today . . . in just a few minutes, soon as I get another cup of coffee down. I need to go through that massive pile on that chair anyway, so. . . . :o)


This is like no other jig you've ever seen (probably), but boy does it do a fine job. You'll have fun making it, if you like making things.

bj Says:
Monday, December 7, 2009 @8:09:19 AM

Shamed? No . . . not yet anyway. We'll let you have your java fix first, LOL!

Thank you both, so much!

janepaints Says:
Monday, December 7, 2009 @9:54:26 AM

you get yerself a bow rehair rig, learn the knack of it, and you'll git all my rehair bizness, guaranteed....which is, alas, about 4 rehairs per decade (twice each for my two fave bows), but still, ya gotta start someplace :)

M-D Says:
Monday, December 7, 2009 @9:58:08 AM

Well, I've only been supposed to have found the CD for months now, so yes, I've finally been shamed into doing so . . . which I have now done. Found it! :o)

bj Says:
Monday, December 7, 2009 @10:16:27 AM


Ozarkian DL Says:
Monday, December 7, 2009 @11:11:32 AM

YAHOOOOO fer u BJ. Their simple enough to make for the mechanically minded & pocket money makers too. Tho. i've not delved into it myself, i've heard the expertise is in getting the hair a uniform tightness. Good luck to ya.

bj Says:
Monday, December 7, 2009 @11:17:39 AM

Thanks, Oz! I used to quilt and weave, and though they're not the same thing, I think some of the skills involved are transferable. I also used to do a lot of furniture repair-- again, transferable skills.

mudbug Says:
Monday, December 7, 2009 @1:23:02 PM

Congradulations, BJ. What a wonderful Christmas present! That's a good skill to have. So.............we'll have no more of this "Bah, Humbug" stuff from you, young lady!

N2 Horses Says:
Monday, December 7, 2009 @6:20:38 PM

BJ, that would be a wonderful Christmas present. My hubby has been saying for over a year now that he wants to get a bow rehair he can learn how to do it. But we have never gotten around to it. I will have to mention a homemade version of the jig rather than having to buy one. (he likes making things) :>)

M-D Says:
Tuesday, December 8, 2009 @9:53:18 PM

The CD went in the mail today. :o)

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