So, two exciting things! Well, to me anyway, which means, likely to some of you all as well...
I found these two very nice videos on the Ulrich bow:
I am thrilled by this... I have been planning on making a very nice Ulrich styled bow for some time now, for a friend/client but, I had questions... on materials, measurements, shapes, etc.
I tried very hard to see the Ulrich bow at the Met, had initial good luck in contacting them, but then, sadly, met a stone wall.
On the other hand, I had great luck seeing a beautiful bow at the Higgins Museum! I was able to handle and photograph this German sporting bow for some time, and the fee for this was waived, as I did some repair and consultation on a demo bow they had there, that Geezer had made some years ago for them.
Anyhoo, these latest video's from the Met, answered some remaining questions I had about the Ulrich, including FINALLY, a look at the butt end to see what shape it was (we THOUGHT it had a cheekpiece, but, it was impossible to tell from the former photos...)
Great great video and photos... I had been dithering on starting this Ulrich, as I wanted to make it "right", but, felt I did not have enough information to do so...
Here is the bow build documented, as far as I have got, thus far, on my Flickr. If you click on a photo, most have captions where I explain what I am doing, or, what mistake I just made!
Take care all;