Shopmade Luthier Tools #10: Blunt push stick

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 01-04-2017 11:56 PM 1884 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: Tiny file with Cheap-A handle Part 10 of Shopmade Luthier Tools series Part 11: Get a grip on your bow! »

If this looks like a screwdriver with the business end cut off, you’re not far off. One of the luthiers I watched used just that to push the little maple plugs/wedges in to secure the hair in the bow.

I decided to make mine from scratch anyway. The handle is a scrap piece of mahogany this time with a ferrule attached. The push stick is a piece of rod from an old pendaflex folder frame. I just made sure I slightly rounded the business end and smoothed it so that it wouldn’t damage anything through scratching.

The finish was the standard boiled linseed oil.

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

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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