I was looking for sound post tools on eBay and have repeatedly come across this set of knives.
The two knives on the left are the ones I can't figure out. What are they used for?
I would post an image, but I can't find one freely available.
I am by no means an expert, nor have any experience with any of those tools, but just by looking at them the second one from the left looks like it might be used to shave some wood, and possibly the first on on the left used to shape or carefully carve something. this is just a huge guess but thought i'd throw my 2 cents in.
@cdennyb, @Tucson1 and @DanielB might be able to give you more insight into what these tools are since i know they've done some work on their violins. Good luck!!
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in this post, on the 2nd page I showed several pic of tools I fabricated for a fiddle rebuild I did about 10 months ago. here is the link. Go to the 2nd set of images.
I think I hade more enjoyment making the things I did then actually buying them. Its all part of the violins story now.
"I find your lack of Fiddle, disturbing" - Darth Vader
Nice set of carving knives there ....the one on the left is fer the purfling grove around the edges , next is a straight across edge knife ...also refered to as a gouge ...
Thanks to all for posting.
The purfling knife was the most confusing, the rest I figure were just utility knives. But the gouge, the second from the left, is still kind of peculiar. Why is it so short? Is the edge on the front or on the side? It doesn't have a particular use?