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transplant has made 1 recent addition to Fiddle Hangout 

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 transplant replied to topic 'Clip-on tuner that tunes in perfect fifths' 2/28/2014 2:53:32 PM

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graduation punch 

Posted 9/23/2010 9:05:44 PM

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4 comments on “graduation punch”

Russell Sampson Says:
Saturday, September 25, 2010 @6:03:01 AM

The punch for my graduation was red and in a big bowl?
Larry Rutledge Says:
Sunday, February 12, 2012 @5:11:47 AM

Have you used it yet, the adjustments on the bottom right, at what stage of carving do you use it. do you mark the plate or free hand it, how do you keep the punch(nail?) from moving,would you have more control with a wider base, what kind of wood is the part holding the punch made from? Great looking tool Larry
transplant Says:
Sunday, February 12, 2012 @7:24:33 PM

Most recently I've used it for marking the top of a trade fiddle that had been crudely carved, with an integral bass bar. (Now that instrument has a regular glued in bar.) For a new fiddle I would use it after the arching was done on the outside, and the inside roughly carved out.

The carriage bolt on the bottom is threaded into the wood, and locked in place with that wingnut. All the wood is oak; the punch is a drywall screw with superglue keeping it from twisting, with the head ground off for the point.

I use it to feel my way around the plate. Where the thickness is almost right, I make scratch marks. Where there is more wood, I just punch it all over in no particular pattern, and then plane off the marks.
Larry Rutledge Says:
Monday, February 13, 2012 @2:57:13 AM

Thanks Larry

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