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Shopmade Luthier Tools #8: Hook

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 01-04-2017 12:52 PM 585 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This tool is made from the business end of one of those nut picks that come with nut cracking sets. In a video about bow re-hairing I saw the technician using a tool like this to push the abalone slide back over the hair on the frog end of the bow. I sad to myself ‘I can make one of those!’

After cutting the nut pick in two, I mounted it in a scrap piece of white oak and strengthened it witrh a ferrule. Even so, I learned that the hole you drill to accept the tool needs to be the proper depth (see below). I sanded the wood and finished it with boiled linseed oil. I used the other end of the nut pick to make the pick tool [link].

Check out the other luthier tools I’ve made here:[link]

[Below] I discovered that if the hole is not deep enough, it’s not effective to just drive the tool in with a hammer. I ended up remaking the wooden handle.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!



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