Please feel free to share. “The Little Drummer Boy Project”
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.
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.
Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing. —Werner von Braun
Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible. —Frank Zappa
Experience is a difficult teacher, it gives the test first and the lesson after.
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.