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I saw a tool that helps match bridge feet to violin. It clamps a violin in place, sand paper goes on violin belly grit up then a clamp with wheels rolls bridge over sand paper to get feet to match violin. That was an interesting gadget. Sorry, I did not get pics. Sanding is still done by hand. I did not know such a tool existed thought I would pass along.
What I would call it would be "Little Toy Car", because when I was sanding bridge feet last, that was what I used.
"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman
I have never used one of these tools but I have been thinking if it might do a better job. I generaly use a knife to cut the feet and just do a final bit with sand paper.
To help combat the rounded feet I only sand in one direction, this seems to work for me but I am not against change and trying new things.
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