The most significant tools for the luthier guitar maker are the bramils.
Manuel Rodriguez, The Art and Craft of Making Classical Guitars, 2003
This is day 2 of being sick with a head cold, it is really tough for me to sit and be quiet which means I am a little bored, so I thought I would give an update on the "bramils" that I made last week.
As you can see in the following photographs, the brass wear strips were inlaid into the arms and the cutters were shaped and sharpened.
I put a very light coat of linseed oil mixed with Naptha on the walnut to bring out the wood's color a little more.
These "gramils" work very well on a stock piece of wood, I look forward to using them on a guitar.
It's been awhile since I made a tool for the workshop, I may have to make some more.
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