Tool Up

Class Tool-up Lists: Bow Rehairing
Bow Repair I or Bow Repair II
Bow Making: Stick/General or Bow Making: Frog & Button

Check-off and keep track of items as you tool-up for my classes. All class lists can be downloaded as printable PDFs if you wish.

The priced items on these lists are available for purchasing through me; if you wish to order any of those items, you can simply click on the item name go to and add the appropriate choices to your shopping cart (use the back button after to return to this page and continue through the list). Questions? Call 1-207-504-4148!

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Items that overlap between classes are marked accordingly: Bow Rehairing [RH], Bow Repair I [RP I], Bow Repair II [RP II], Bow Making: Stick/General [MK], and Bowmaking: Frog & Button [FB].

BOW REHAIRING with Lynn Hannings [Download a printable PDF of just this list.]

BOW REHAIR KIT, all the LAH Bows items you need for taking my rehairing class: a 10% savings! (The choice of B/VvC/VvCB pertains to the size frog holder(s) and head holder(s) I will include in your kit.)

B: $313.00
VvC: $313.00
VvC and B: $385.00

ALCOHOL LAMP WITH SMALL WICK, glass, with metal cap, small wick (alcohol will be available at class)

$12.00

BENCH BREAK, hardwood, holds item in place while working

$10.00

BUFFING STICK for polishing silver

$10.00

CHISEL, Sheffield Steel, handmade, special tapered sides: 3 mm x 2 1/2" [FB]

$50.00

CLEANER/POLISH for wood (bows and instruments)

1oz: $3.00

COMB, horn; with fine, rounded teeth; will not tear hair

$18.00

DOOR EASE LUBRICANT for bow screws

$4.00

FROG HOLDER for securing frog of bow

VvC: $40.00
B: $40.00

HAIR MEASURING GAUGE for measuring amount of hair

$10.00

HEAD HOLDER for securing head of bow

VvC: $40.00
B: $40.00

KNIFE, comfortable, very sharp, for plug/wedge wood cutting: large #5 Excel Knife, with five #24 blades [FB]

$10.00

BACKSAW/RAZOR SAW, small Excel type, cuts on backstroke (fits onto Excel Knife handle listed above) [FB]

$6.00

PARALLEL JAW PLIERS, perfect for flattening knots

$32.00

PICK FOR PLUG REMOVAL, stainless steel

$15.00

POWDERED ROSIN

$14.00

PRISMACOLOR PENCILS, water soluble, dark, for use on white hair; and white, for use on dark hair

dark: $2.00
white: $2.00

PUSHING STICK for inserting plugs

$3.00

SHELLAC CRYSTALS [FB]

$20.00

THREAD, 3-ply nylon, black

$10.00

TOP BRITEfor polishing silver and gold

$15.00

TURNING/SPREADING STICK for turning and spreading hair

$10.00

WEDGE WOOD FOR PLUG AND FERRULE, assortment for Violin/Viola/Cello/Bass

$12.00

ASSORTMENT OF STUDENT-LEVEL BOWS on which to learn and practice (you bring these when you come to the course)

HIDE GLUE, Franklin Brand (available at class)

HORSE HAIR (I will have an assortment of hair available at class for purchase by the hank or in bulk.)

LAMP to mount to or set on table

SCISSORS, for cutting hair and thread

BOW REPAIR I with Lynn Hannings [Download a printable PDF of just this list.]

ALCOHOL LAMP WITH LARGE WICK, glass, with metal cap, large wick
(alcohol will be available at class) [MK]

$18.00

ARON ALPHA SUPER GLUE, #201, White Cap ONLY [MK]

$5.00

HALF-ROUND NEEDLE FILE, half round, 5 1/2" or 6 1/4", medium cut [MK, RP II, FB]

5 1/2": $6.00
6 1/4": $6.00

HALF-ROUND NEEDLE FILE, half round, 5 1/2" or 6 1/4", coarse cut [MK, RP II, FB]

5 1/2": $6.00
6 1/4": $6.00

ROUND NEEDLE FILE, round, 4" or 6 1/4", coarse cut [MK]

4": $4.00
6 1/4": $6.00

HANDY FILES, 8", mill cut on one side, bastard on the other w/one cutting edge, one edge smooth (you will need TWO: one for metal and one for wood work) [MK, RP II, FB]

$16.00

LEAD TAPE for balancing the bow [MK]

$14.00

MICRO MESH, 1,500 - 12,000 grit, 9 grits, 9 sheets

set: $30.00

MOTHER OF PEARL SLIDES, oyster; white (enough to repair your bows) [FM]

Vv: $3.00
C: $4.00
B: $6.00

RULER, 300mm/12"/, steel, in millimeters [MK]

$40.00

SANDING BLOCK [FM]

sm: $8.00
lg: $10.00

SCREWS WITH EYELETS,
(minimum of one) [FM]

V: $2.00
v: $2.50
C: $3.00
B: $10.00

STERLING SILVER WIRE, enough to do five bows, 0.010" or 0.013" thickness

0.010": $50.00
0.013": $50.00

TIPS, bone, straight and unlined,
(minimum of two) [MK]

V: $5.00
v: $6.00
C: $8.00
B: $12.00

TIP LINERS, ebony,
(minimum of two) [MK]

V/v: $1.00
C: $1.00
B: $1.25

WAXED THREAD for binding tips [MK]

 

$14.00

WINDING,imitation whalebone,
(minimum of one set)

normal width: $6.00
extra wide: $9.00

GRIP, Sahara Range Goat Skin or Lizard Skin,
(enough for your bows)

goat x 5, black: $5.00
goat x 5, brown: $5.00
lizard x 5, black: $15.00
lizard x 5, brown: $15.00

ASSORTMENT OF BOWS on which to learn and practice (you bring these when you come to the course)

MAGNIFICATION, if necessary, for close-up work (supplier, many options)

SANDPAPER, one sheet each, 320 and 400 grit (supplier, local hardware store)

TOOLS AND SUPPLIES FOR BOW REHAIRING: see Bow Rehairing list above.
FYI: I will have an assortment of hair available at class for purchase by the hank or in bulk.

BOW REPAIR II with George Rubino [Download a printable PDF of just this list.]

DIGITAL CALIPER, metric/decimal [FB]

$45.00

HANDY FILE, 8", mill cut on one side, bastard on the other w/one cutting edge, one edge smooth [RPI, MK, FB]

$16.00

HALF-ROUND NEEDLE FILE, 5 1/2" or 6 1/4", medium cut [RP I, MK, FB-6 1/4"]

5 1/2": $6.00
6 1/4": $6.00

HALF-ROUND NEEDLE FILE, 5 1/2" or 6 1/4", coarse cut [RP I, MK, FB-6 1/4"]

5 1/2": $6.00
6 1/4": $6.00

PINNING VISE, adjustable 0-1/4" [FB]

$30.00

BENCH VISE, small, smooth jawed

DUST MASK (#141917 available at Woodcraft)

NOTEBOOK

PENCIL

SAFETY GLASSES, SAFETY GOGGLES, OR A FULL-FACE SHIELD Note: You are required to wear eye protection in order to use the machines.

SOME TOOLS AND MATERIALS provided by Mr. Rubino will be available for use during this class. There will be drill-making material, knife-making material, and other specialized materials available for purchase at this class.

BOW MAKING: STICK/GENERAL with Lynn Hannings [Download a printable PDF of just this list.]

BOW BLANKS, Alternative Wood; call for availability of Pau d'Ardo and Massaranduba (minimum of two)

Pau Vv: $50.00
Pau C: $50.00
Pau B: $100.00
Mas Vv: $50.00
Mas C: $50:00
Mas B: $100.00

ALCOHOL LAMP WITH LARGE WICK, glass, with metal cap, large wick
(alcohol will be available at class) [RP I]

$18.00

ARON ALPHA SUPER GLUE, #201, White Cap ONLY [RP I]

$5.00

BOW MAKER'S DRILL, ball bearing bushing, very accurate (optional) [FB]

$275.00

BOW MAKER'S SCRAPER PLANES:
Flat bottom, small
Flat bottom, large [FB]
Rounded bottom, medium


fl/sm: $95.00
fl/lg: $100.00
rd/md: $125.00

CHALK,soft, white (preferably "Nupastel") [FB]

$2.00

CHISEL, Sheffield Steel, handmade, special tapered sides: 2 mm x 2 1/2" (for head mortise making)

$50.00

DIAL CALIPER, 6", preferably non-metal (the one sold here is nylon), in millimeters (mm on dial as well as shaft)

$65.00

DRILL RODS for making Drill Bits, 3/32", 1/8"
(you will need TWO of each size)

3/32": $1.00
1/8": $1.00

HALF-ROUND NEEDLE FILE, 5 1/2" or 6 1/4", medium cut [RP I & II, FB-6 1/4"]

5 1/2": $6.00
6 1/4": $6.00

HALF-ROUND NEEDLE FILE, 5 1/2" or 6 1/4", coarse cut [RP I & II, FB-6 1/4"]

5 1/2": $6.00
6 1/4": $6.00

ROUND NEEDLE FILE, 4" or 6 1/4", coarse cut [RP I]

4": $4.00
6 1/4": $6.00

EQUALING NEEDLE FILE, 4" or 6 1/4", parallel sides, medium cut

4": $6.00
6 1/4": $6.00

HANDY FILES, 8", mill cut on one side, bastard on the other w/one cutting edge, one edge smooth (you will need THREE: one each for metal, wood, and bone/pearl work) [RP I & II, FB]

$16.00

FINISHED FROGS (2 minimum), with buttons, screws and eyelets (frogs priced here are nickel, 3-piece button, with Parisian eye)

V: $40.00
v: $50.00
C: $56.00
B (French): $90.00
B (German): $90.00

JEWELER'S SAW with coarse and fine blades, Swiss-made saw frame, 2 3/4" throat (the saw frame sold here comes with one package each, of fine and coarse saw blades)

$30.00

JEWELER'S SAW BLADES, 1 package of fine blades and one package of coarse blades (12 blades per package)

coarse: $6.00
fine: $8.00

LEAD TAPE for balancing the bow [RP I]

$14.00

RULER, 300mm/12", steel, in millimeters [RP I]

$40.00

SHELLAC CRYSTALS, orange, 60 grams [RH]

$20.00

SILVER BRAZING FLUX, 2 ounce container

$10.00

TEMPLATE MATERIAL for making Head Template (small) and Measuring Gauge (large), brass, 0.032" thick

sm: $3.00
lg: $4.00

TIPS, bone, straight and unlined,
(minimum of two) [RP I]

V: $5.00
v: $6.00
C: $8.00
B: $12.00

TIP LINERS, ebony,
(minimum of two) [RP I]

V/v: $1.00
C: $1.00
B: $1.25

WAXED THREAD for binding tips [RP I]

$14.00

BALL-PEEN HAMMER (supplier, local hardware store)

BINDING WIRE for soldering, 24 gauge (supplier, local hardware store or Rio Grande)

HAND VISE, small, #113-159 (supplier, Rio Grande)

HIDE GLUE AND TITEBOND GLUE, Franklin Brand (available at class)

LEAD PENCILS, 2B and 4H, Staedtler lead holder #780 C preferred, with 2mm lead (supplier, local art supply store)

PLANE, Stanley #102 (Stanley #9 1/2 not recommended)

PLIERS, pinch nose or slip joint (supplier, local hardware store)

RAGS, soft lint-free cotton (old bed sheets are best)

SANDPAPER, 150, 320, 400 and 600 grit (supplier, local hardware store)

SHARPENING STONE, small, diamond honing stone is recommended,
1" x 3", medium grit (supplier, Woodcraft)

TOOLS AND SUPPLIES FOR BOW REHAIRING: see Bow Rehairing list above. (I will have an assortment of hair available at class for purchase by the hank or in bulk.)

BOW MAKING: FROG & BUTTON with George Rubino [Download a printable PDF of just this list.]

BOW MAKER'S DRILL, ball bearing bushing, very accurate

$275.00

BOW MAKER'S KNIVES, 10 mm (3/4"),
both left- and right-cutting

left: $35.00
right: $35.00

BOW MAKER'S SCRAPER PLANE,
Flat bottom, large (125 mm x 25 mm; blade 20 mm)
(options: Lie Nielsen 103 standard angle block plane
or an older Stanley 102 or 103) [MK]

$100.00

CHALK, soft, white (preferably "Nupastel") [MK]

$2.00

CHISEL, Sheffield Steel, handmade, special tapered sides: 3 mm x 2 1/2" [RH]

$50.00

DIGITAL CALIPER, metric/decimal [RP II]

$45.00

DRILL BITS,#60 for pins

$1.00

KNIFE, comfortable, very sharp, for plug/wedge wood cutting: large #5 Excel Knife, with five #24 blades [RH]

$10.00

BACKSAW/RAZOR SAW, small Excel type, cuts on backstroke (fits onto Excel Knife handle listed above) [RH]

$6.00

FERRULE FORMER SET, 1 former for all violin,
viola, cello and bass models

$200.00

HANDY FILE, 8", mill cut on one side, bastard on the other w/one cutting edge, one edge smooth [RP I & II, BM]

$18.00

HALF-ROUND NEEDLE FILE, 6 1/4", medium cut [RP I & II, MK]

6 1/4": $6.00

HALF-ROUND NEEDLE FILE, 6 1/4", coarse cut [RP I & II, MK]

6 1/4": $6.00

4" HALF-ROUND FILES, extra coarse (#00) and medium (#2) cut

med: $32.00
xc: $32.00

PINNING SILVER, 18 gauge

$3.00

PINNING VISE, adjustable 0-1/4" [RP II]

$30.00

SANDING BLOCK [RP I]

sm: $8.00
lg: $10.00

STERLING SILVER SHEETS, 18, 20 and 32 gauge

32: $10.00
20: $35.00
18: $40.00

SWEEP GOUGE, #5, 25mm

$60.00

SQUARE, 2" blade

$22.00

TEMPLATE MATERIAL, small [BM]

sm: $3.00

You will be making two frogs and buttons; based on the kind(s) you wish to make, select the following items accordingly:

FROG BLANKS, ebony (2)

V: $3.00
v: $3.00
C: $4.00
B (French): $5.00
B (German): $10.00

BUTTON BLANKS, ebony (2)

V/v: $3.00
C: $3.00
B: $3.00

SLIDE LINERS, ebony (2)

V/v: $1.00
C: $1.00
B: $1.50

MOTHER OF PEARL SLIDES, oyster, white (2) [RP I]

V/v: $3.00
C: $4.00
B: $6.00

MOTHER OF PEARL DOTS, oyster, white (5)

1.5 mm: $0.50
2.0 mm: $0.50
3.0 mm: $0.50
4.0 mm: $0.50
5.0 mm: $0.50
6.0 mm: $0.50
7.0 mm: $0.50
8.0 mm: $0.50
10.0 mm: $0.50

SCREWS WITH EYELETS, (2) [RP I]

V: $2.00
v: $2.50
C: $3.00
B: $10.00

UNDERSLIDE FORMER(S)

V/v: $150.00
C: $150.00
B: $150.00
all: $395.00

BALL-PEEN HAMMER (supplier, local hardware store)

BENCH VISE, small, smooth jawed

BRAD POINT DRILLS, 3mm and 6mm

CLAMPS, cam-action, small (2)

COUNTERSINK, 5-flute rose pattern, ½" (available from General Tools)

FINISHING PAPER: 120, 220, Garnet 320, 400, and 1000 (supplier, local hardware store)

HAMMER, standard size

NOTEBOOK

PENCIL

PLIERS, slip joint (supplier, local hardware store)

RING MANDREL, tapered, 3/8" < 3/4"

SAFETY GLASSES, SAFETY GOGGLES, OR A FULL FACE SHIELD Note: You are required to wear eye protection in order to use the machines.

SHARPENING STONES

STEEL BLOCK, small (to be used as small anvil)

TIN SNIPS