4 Hand Tools for Stringing
Find out more about using hand tools to make stringing inlay.
|Stringing reached its peak as an art form way
back in the late 18th century, long before power
tools. In those days, both the grooves and the
strips were made by hand with great precision.
You can use those same methods today
with these four hand tools. They’re specifically
designed for stringing work.
• Straight line cutter. This tool is used to make
• Radius cutter. This tool is used to make circular
• Slitter. I made this tool to slice stringing
• Thicknessing and tapering jig. I built this
(Note: Product availability and costs are subject to change since original publication date.)
Lie-Nielsen, lie-nielsen.com, 800-327-2520, Straight Line Cutter, IN-SC; Radius Cutter, IN-RC.
This story is a companion piece to “Stringing Inlay,” which originally
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1. This straight line cutter works like a marking gauge
2. A radius cutter works like a trammel to make circular
3. This slitting tool cuts stringing material into narrow
4. This shop-made jig shaves the stringing to exact
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