Stringing sizing tool?

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Bluekingfisher

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I bought this little tool a few weeks ago, I believe it to be a tool for the final sizing of stringing or inlay?

I am thinking the tool is held in the left hand and clamped to a baton or rail for stability. The adjustable side plates/cutters are then adjusted to the desired gap, then the stringing is pulled through the gap between the side plate/ cutter and central fixed plate.

Any thoughts?

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It's a Tek Tool or Teknikos plough. Sold for cutting narrow grooves, straight or curved. You could put stringing into the grooves, but you'd need a different tool to dimension it.
 

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I think I have the original instructions somewhere at home so I'll look them out in a day or two.
But from memory, the bit in the middle works as a fence, adjusted with washers. You angle the cutters to take a shaving when pulled. There are two so you can stagger them to overlap and give different widths.
 

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That would be very much appreciated. I will give it a try in the meantime based on your instruction.
Have you any idea how the small clamp, tightened by the wing nut on the back comes into play?
 

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Instructions attached. (Two files) I've seen several of these, none of them showing any real wear, and all from the same manufacturer. They didn't settle to a single method of frame construction, and they tried several different ways of attaching blades. The blades come in various thicknesses, too, and would be easy to make.
 

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Very helpful and a useful document Harry's. I expect it will be a tool in need of a little practice and experimentation.
Thanks again
 
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