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)
- Neck clamps for Violin, cello, etc.
- Scraper knife
- Small sound post setting tool
- Sound hole clamps
- String jack for cello
- String jack for violin
- Tiny chisel
- Tiny rat tail file
- Violin opening tool
-- Ni faru ion el ligno!