Shopmade Luthier Tools #7: Pick

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 01-04-2017 11:50 AM 1140 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Call this a pick or a bodkin. It is chiefly used to nudge out the maple ‘wedges’ that hold the horse hair in at either end of a bow. I made mine from half of one of those nut picks that come with nut cracker sets. After cutting the nut pick in two, I chucked it in my electric drill (corded) and sharpened it on my belt grinder till it gained a nice long point. Then I mounted it in a scrap piece of white oak with a copper ferrule. The handle was finished with boiled linseed oil.

I used the other end of the nut pick to make the hook tool [link].

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

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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