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Erlkonig

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Hello all,

Can anyone give me a clue as to where to find another of this tool. It was given, as a present, to me years ago by Mark Womack and I don't remember where we got it, or who he bought it from. Thanks in advance.

 

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I have a vague memory that he bought it at a VSA we were at together. As I remember it was not self-made, and it certainly was not a file.

I use it bow work (as a scribe to grab plugs and to scrape out glue/rosin). It does quite well to remove plugs as well.

I used to use it to do fine fitting of feet on a bridge, almost like a scraper.

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It's a Japanese Bonsai tool, a tiny version of the traditional Japanese "plane" called a yari gamma. Here's a nice large small, straight (they come straight and curve upwards) one,
 https://www.amazon.com/Wazakura-Deadwood-Carving-Japanese-Woodworking/dp/B095NSPBLN

or a cheap small one:
https://www.amazon.com/Wazakura-Deadwood-Carving-Japanese-Scraper/dp/B095NW2W1Q/

The handle is the tell that it's a Japanese tool.

Blog post about the tool:
https://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2010/12/29/japanese-woodworking-yariganna/

 

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13 hours ago, Michael Darnton said:

It's a Japanese Bonsai tool, a tiny version of the traditional Japanese "plane" called a yari gamma. Here's a nice large small, straight (they come straight and curve upwards) one,
 https://www.amazon.com/Wazakura-Deadwood-Carving-Japanese-Woodworking/dp/B095NSPBLN

or a cheap small one:
https://www.amazon.com/Wazakura-Deadwood-Carving-Japanese-Scraper/dp/B095NW2W1Q/

The handle is the tell that it's a Japanese tool.

Blog post about the tool:
https://www.robin-wood.co.uk/wood-craft-blog/2010/12/29/japanese-woodworking-yariganna/

 

Thank you Michael.

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18 hours ago, Michael Darnton said:

It's a Japanese Bonsai tool, a tiny version of the traditional Japanese "plane" called a yari gamma. Here's a nice large small, straight (they come straight and curve upwards) one,

What would such a tiny pointy tool be used for, in the making of a violin?
I'd ask Mark Womack, but he's been a little hard to speak with by phone lately. ;)

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