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Shopmade Luthier Tools #1: Series Intro

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 01-02-2017 03:44 PM 404 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m starting to gather together and make a few tools that will be dedicated to lutherie, that is, the building and repair of stringed instruments which are usually made of wood. Having a dedicated lutherie kit will just make my life easier than walking back and forth in the shop grabbing the needed tool. Many of these will likely end up in a stand, box, or drawer for easy access while doing repairs.

From the sound of things, learning to re-hair violin bows and the like is a good, lucrative goal, so these first tools will be generally for that purpose. Some will have a wood component, but a few might not.

Watch this page. As I go, I’ll link to each tool in a list here:

- Blunt pusher
- Bow vise
- Bridge fitting jig (cello)
- Bridge fitting jig for violin
- Flat file
- Hair gauge
- Hair gauge (new and improved model)
- Hook
- Knife
- Pick
- Scraper knife
- Sound hole clamps
- String jack for cello
- String jack for violin
- Tiny chisel
- Tiny rat tail file
- Violin opening tool

- Etc.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!



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#1 posted 01-03-2017 12:17 AM

Look forward to it.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#2 posted 01-03-2017 12:31 AM



Look forward to it.

- Rick M

I think you’ll like the bow vise when I get to it.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#3 posted 01-04-2017 11:52 AM

I’ve alphabetized the list to neaten it up.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#4 posted 01-05-2017 09:09 PM

Mojose! Mi jam vidis vian zimbalonon, sed ĉu vi iam faris gitaron aŭ violonon? Se ne, ĉu vi intencas fari ilin aŭ nur ripari ilin?

-- Chris, http://www.youtube.com/CMRwoodworks , FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/cmrwoodworks1 , Proverbs 16:9

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#5 posted 01-05-2017 09:34 PM



Mojose! Mi jam vidis vian zimbalonon, sed ĉu vi iam faris gitaron aŭ violonon? Se ne, ĉu vi intencas fari ilin aŭ nur ripari ilin?

- Chris McDowell

Ne zimbalon, sed dolcimeron. Zimbalon oni frapas per marteletoj. Dolcimeron oni plektras. Mi havas en mia listo intencon fari rondsuban violonon, skatol-gitaron, kaj eĉ biskvitujan banĝon.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#6 posted 01-21-2017 06:29 PM

I’ve added an improved hair gauge and a bridge fitting jig to the list above.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#7 posted 01-23-2017 02:09 AM

Just added sound hole clamps to the list.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#8 posted 01-23-2017 09:38 PM

Added the string jack to the list.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#9 posted 02-07-2017 08:15 PM

Added the string jack and bridge fitting jig for violin

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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