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Project Ideas, Hmm... #7: Luthier toolbox

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 02-06-2017 08:09 PM 1413 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The rumors of my demise have been exaggerated. Between starting to learn this new job, mostly from home, and running my daughter back and forth to concert rehearsals, I’ve had little time to do much aside from gearing up to repair instruments. Which brings me to the title of this post.

Right now these tools are living in a shoebox, both the ones I’m using and the ones I anticipate needing in the future. I’ve been thinking about what kind of tool box I could build to house these tools and keep them accessible. I think it will end up being briefcase size, but smaller is better. It was suggested I go with tool rolls, but then I have to lay them out somewhere. I will also need spaces to store common parts like bridges, fine tuners, tuning pegs, etc. I’m almost thinking that stacked trays of tools would work, but I’m also thinking a sort of fold out mini tool rack might work. Maybe a sort of tackle box on steroids, except that it needs to be portable.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!



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#1 posted 02-07-2017 07:04 AM

Oh bugga I missed the rumours please bring me up to date

-- Regards Robert

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#2 posted 02-07-2017 12:02 PM

I thought all those phone calls we were getting were folks looking to buy my tools. I know I haven’t been posting much lately. Busy times outside the shop.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#3 posted 02-08-2017 07:37 AM

Yeah got it so what were “all those phone calls” about?

Spill it!

-- Regards Robert

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#4 posted 02-08-2017 11:42 AM

Telemarketers. Yesterday the caller ID was not working because of a power outage. I had to answer the phone blind. I got a call from a chimney cleaning company, a solar panel company, a bogus charity, and my neighbor, all in the span of 3 hours.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#5 posted 02-09-2017 05:23 AM

Good stuff…I think… how about the “The rumors of my demise” no doubt the neighbour was checking up on you welfare also.

-- Regards Robert

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#6 posted 02-09-2017 12:06 PM

Hmm. I’m never quite sure how to read you, Rob. I was referencing something that I believe Samuel Clemmens said once.

The neighbor actually needed to borrow a tool from me.

We ‘re getting a load of snow today here in northern New Jersey all at once. I hope this our last big storm.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#7 posted 02-10-2017 07:17 AM

Oh …. well that makes it all very boring then, I thought you were refering to yourself.

I shall have to go learn about Mr Samuel Clemmens so I will be better informed next time.

Snow you say its a little warmer here

Check out the GPS and its in degrees Celsius

-- Regards Robert

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#8 posted 02-10-2017 10:24 AM

Well what do you know its somebody I knew after all!

and also You know “what” Dave…. you are a pretty smart fellow afer all too!

-- Regards Robert

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#9 posted 02-10-2017 01:12 PM

Thanks Rob. Does it ever get cold there, or are you on the ‘California’ part of that island continent.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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