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Putting your bow in the mail

Posted by KatieHendersonFiddle on Monday, December 12, 2011

Uncomfortable.  That's how I felt when I passed the mailing tube stuffed with bubble wrap and my favorite bow to the post master at the post office.  It's only being mailed about 100 miles away to get re-haired so the chances of catastrophe are small.

But I probably won't be able to sleep until it's back and safe in my case.



4 comments on “Putting your bow in the mail”

S_Heriger Says:
Monday, December 12, 2011 @2:07:25 PM

I use threaded PVC plumbing pipes for mailing bows, with a glued-on cap on one end, and a screw-on cap at the other. Really sturdy, and you can buy all the parts at the hardware store. A bit heavier than most tubes, but worth the peace of mind. ;-)

richdissmore Says:
Monday, December 12, 2011 @3:36:08 PM

hi i had the incredibow sent to me in pvc plumbing pipes they duck taped both ends it made it to wisconsin from calaforna west cost no trouble it was 2 inch pipe. i have a bow i,m thinking about mailing to the luthier i use i have a pernambuco bow i just found that i had and it needs rehairing and i don,t have time to take it to milwaukee you can cut the pipe with a saw wood saw or any saw you haveyou will need two inch longer then your bow about 32 inch. they will ship by post office or u.p.s.---fed ex

richdissmore Says:
Monday, December 12, 2011 @6:40:12 PM

just use duck tape on 2 inch pvc pipe that was mailed to me 31 inchs tape one end all the way around 3 inchs then go around the end suteable for mailing wrap bow in cloth put in tube tape other end all the way around don,t stuf to much hope this helps

Curt57 Says:
Sunday, December 18, 2011 @4:40:44 PM

Awhile back I took my fiddle to a luthier to be set up. It took three days but i was calling every day twice a day to check on it. When I finally got it back I felt a wave of complete relief wash over me.

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