Trade Secrets: Bow tip replacement – part one


Jenelle Steele explains a detailed method to remove an old tip and fit a new one, before shaping

The tip on a bow has several jobs: to protect the pernambuco head from damage, to reinforce the mortise in the head and to look stylistically cohesive. I recommend replacing tips that are no longer performing their functional duties, especially tips that have cracks or are missing any pieces around the mortise…

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