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Large auction of luthier tools
Need help identifying some items
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April 5, 2019 - 6:15 pm
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I bought a large lot of Luthier  tools, I know most items are but there are few items I have no clue on.   I will post a picture here and there and ask for your help in identifying them.  There are a ton of files, burnishes, knives, clamps and misc specialty tools.  These first items remind me of ring mandrels but smaller than what a jeweler uses.  My hand is for comparison.  The second item looks like a peg shaver but it is a lot more tapered.5B23E052-C592-4790-94BE-CDAA3DE9A872.jpegImage Enlarger2C390FCE-B5B1-46A3-8374-6BAC571D0195.jpegImage EnlargerECC2531A-392C-427C-9618-A9A9621FAAD9.jpegImage Enlarger

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April 5, 2019 - 6:18 pm
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These are what most of the clamps are... the metal cello ones are really nice.2B9D17BF-44C0-4DD3-95E3-840C3BEBD45E.jpegImage Enlarger64BE3282-F5FB-4CAC-B45C-66F3985BA783.jpegImage Enlarger875CDD5E-8BB5-452C-81A1-419641E4DDF1.jpegImage Enlarger1BD2A975-76AD-4977-A2EC-E432E152FC68.jpegImage Enlarger

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I am afraid that I feel like a pig looking at a watch face while perusing those photos; I am fascinated but have not a clue of their function.  I particularly like the use of two adjustment screws on the “peg turner.”  I bet you could do a tapering of a violin bow one section at a time by the proper manipulation of those screws.

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Old violin were made with. 30 deg taper on the pegs where modern are 20 deg taper not the otherway around I'm thinking.

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I am wondering if the mandrels which are solid brass and extremely bottom heavy are used as drying racks. The taper fits the end pin hole nicely.  

 

I took an an old peg and shaved it to show you the extreme taper .  Looks like a sharpener for kindergarten crayons.2ACB29C0-1822-47BB-892C-F11DDDF9C3D7.jpegImage Enlarger35736A5B-8EFD-4A41-A3BF-F7BC3B158AFE.jpegImage Enlarger

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Couple more unknowns 

the first one has a wooden micrometer caliper style handle that pushes the metal plunger out to measure something.  There is a tightening set screw to clamp onto whatever you’re gauging.

 

The next item is a hand crank for something.  The hole is too small as is to insert a bow for lapping.

 

im sure this person had tools for other instruments... the one set of clamps are guitar sized.A3A5AEB7-A49E-455F-B7C8-FC68E0381937.jpegImage EnlargerEC8D04BD-7A55-4084-9A3E-13D2BF702947.jpegImage EnlargerEF9F2B01-4B16-426F-A116-BC9B4AFF79AB.jpegImage Enlarger

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