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#1 posted 10-10-2011 07:25 PM

It amazes me how anyone who has never made a violin can comment on the usefullness of this tool.

First, the body of a violin starts with two tapered planks of wood glued together down the center. These must be shaped on the ends to begin forming the top and bottom plates. There is no better tool to do this than the aforementioned plane. Once the rough shape is attained, a series of smaller finger planes and scrapers are utilized to do the finer work.

Second, if you note that the seller of the plane is focused on materiel for string instrument making, it is perfectly normal to market this plane to his intended users even though the more common use of this tool has nothing to do with violin making.

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