Stephen Churchill Posted May 29, 2016 Report Share Posted May 29, 2016 Hi all, I don't know John, but I saw this on craiglist and thought someone here might be interested. The posting is on craiglist, here's the link, some pictures there: http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/msg/5598074454.html Capistrano Beach, Orange County "Entire Luthier/Violin-Making/Guitar Making Shop Tools - Incredible - $2750" GREATLY REDUCED AND INCLUDES MODEL 5 SHOPSMITH!!!MAKE AN OFFER!!!I am posting this for my neighbor and friend, prominent Violin Maker, John Speak. John is now 86 years old and has decided to retire. The money will be used for ongoing medical expenses for he and his lovely wife.This is a truly amazing collection of everything you need to start a violin-making, guitar-making or any string instrument-making or repair business. This is a collection of tools, many custom made, and components, that has spanned more than 30 years of building and repairing wooden stringed instruments. The photos do not come close to capturing all the hundreds of tools, parts and pieces that will instantly put you in business.The only way to appreciate this collection is to come and see it. It is truly a priceless collection. The asking price is absolutely a pittance of what this collection is worth.I am not going to attempt to list everything, but here are a few of what you'll find:Luthier clamps in every imaginable size for 1/16 violins up to contra bassHuge assortment of new and used cello floor pegsLarge assortment of violin, viola and cello tailpiecesAssortment of new violin and viola chin restsLarge assortment of violin, viola, cello and bass ivory and rosewood tuning pegsMany boxes of violin, viola, cello and bass strings and bridges of many various qualitiesBeautiful vintage toolbox with unusual, custom hand tools (see pics)Glue pot with lots of glueCustom made sawsSound posts for violins, violas, cellos and bassBridge cutting and adjusting toolsClassical guitar tuning machine headsPeg hole reamers - all sizes with peg cuttersSound post setters - all sizesMiscellaneous bow frogs - used, many sizesAssorted fine tunersLarge assortment of violin, viola, cello endpinsPurfling toolsThickness gaugesRepair viseScroll carving chiselsMany, many custom, miscellaneous wood carving toolsTailguts, nylon - all sizesAnd on and on - just look at the incredible assortment of hand tools on the tableALSO HUGE BONUS: INCLUDES a ShopSmith (we believe Model 5) in very good condition with a big assortment of accessory tools. It is shown in the very last photo. This is the quintessential workhorse of any wood shop.WE WILL NOT PART OUT THIS COLLECTION - BUYER TAKES ALL!Please contact me to set up an appointment with John. Cash or Paypal (+ 3%). Thank you. contact name: Neilcall or text: ☎ (323) 309-7225reply by email: email@example.com Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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