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Herdim Violin Making Tools, made in Germany

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Peg Shapers

Model/Price
Solid Brass Block Peg Shaper, small violin, standard 1:30 taper
Diameter of holes (large side, in mm, approximate) 7.2, 6.8, 6.3, 5.8. Blade length 50mm.
Item #8D-5101
$193.00
Solid Brass Block Peg Shaper, violin/viola, standard 1:30 taper
Diameter of holes (large side, in mm, approximate) 9.2, 8.8, 8.3, 7.8. Blade length 50mm.
Item #8D-5102
$190.00
Solid Brass Block Peg Shaper, violin/viola, older/less used 1:20 taper
Diameter of holes (large side, in mm, approximate) 9.2, 8.2, 7.6, 6.8. Blade length 50mm.
Item #8D-5103
$193.00
Solid Brass Block Peg Shaper, cello, small, 1:25 taper

Blade length 80mm. Diameter of holes (large side, in mm, approximate) 11.4, 10.7

Item #8D-5201
$185.00

Solid Brass Block Peg Shaper, cello, medium, 1:25 taper

Diameter of largest hole - 12.5mm

Item #8D-5202
$185.00

Solid Brass Block Peg Shaper, cello, large, 1:25 taper

Diameter of largest hole - 14mm

Item #8D-5203
$185.00
'Multi' Peg Shaver, violin/viola

Inquire about availability
Item #8D-5800
$424.00
  'Multi' Peg Shaver, cello (like above, larger)

Inquire about availability
Item #8D-5801
$493.00
  Replacement Blade for violin peg shaper Item #8D-5100
$6.40
  Replacement Blade for violin peg shaper, High Speed Steel, Resharpenable Item #8D-5100H
$14.50
  Replacement Blade for cello peg shaper Item #8D-5100C
$8.00
  Replacement Blade for cello peg shaper, High Speed Steel, Resharpenable Item #8D-5100CH
$19.00
Click Image for Detail Herdim Peg Reamers, straight, uncoated Model/Price
Herdim Small Violin Peg Reamer, straight Small Violin Peg Reamer, 1:30 taper Item #8D-5501
$79.00
Herdim Violin/Viola Peg Reamer, straight Violin/Viola Peg Reamer, 1:30 taper Item #8D-5502
$94.00
Irregular Herdim Violin/Viola Peg Reamer, straight Irregular Violin/Viola Peg Reamer, 1:20 taper Item #8D-5503
$99.00
Lute Peg Reamer, 1:25 taper (12mm-4mm) 20 cm long cutting blades. Item #8D-5505
$154.00
Click Image for Detail Herdim Peg Reamers, straight, titanium coated Model/Price
Herdim Small Violin Peg Reamer, straight, titanium coated Small Violin Peg Reamer, 1:30 taper Item #8D-5511
$120.00
Herdim Violin/Viola Peg Reamer, straight, titanium coated Violin Peg Reamer, 1:30 taper Item #8D-5512
$112.00
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Violin Peg Reamer, 1:30 taper, small size, 7.5mm-4mm) Item #8D-5524
$90.00
Violin Peg Reamer, 1:30 taper (10mm-5.5mm) Item #8D-5522
$105.00
Violin Peg Reamer, 1:20 taper, irregular, (10mm-3.5mm) Item #8D-5523
$103.00
Cello Peg Reamer, 1:25 taper (16mm-8mm) Item #8D-5621
$165.00
  Cello Endpin Reamer, 1:17 taper (27.5mm-15mm) Item #8D-5721
$260.00

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Spiral Reamers, TiN Coated

Model/Price
Violin Peg Reamer, 1:30 taper (10mm-5.5mm) Item #8D-5532
$128.00
Violin Peg Reamer, 1:20 taper, irregular, (10mm-3.5mm) Item #8D-5533
$125.00
Violin Peg Reamer, 1:30 taper, small size, (7.5mm-4mm) Item #8D-5531
$112.00
Cello Peg Reamer, 1:25 taper (16mm-8mm) Item #8D-5631
$204.00
Cello Endpin Reamer, 1:17 taper (27.5mm-15mm) Item #8D-5731
$337.00
  Bass Endpin Reamer, 1:17 taper (36mm-23mm) Item #8D-5732
$516.00

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Joining Clamps

Model/Price
Herdim Violin Joining Clamp, 20-180mm Herdim Joining Clamp, violin/viola, 20-180mm New Design Item #8D-9802
$85.00
Herdim Violin Joining Clamp, 20-280mm Herdim Joining Clamp, violin/viola, 20-280mm New Design Item #8D-9803
$85.00
Herdim Violin Joining Clamp, 30-300mm Herdim Joining Clamp, violin/viola, 30-300mm New Design Item #8D-9804
$108.00
Herdim 3-way Violin Joining Clamp, 240mm Herdim 3-way Joining Clamp, violin/viola, 240mm New Design Item #8D-9808
$166.00
Herdim Joining Clamp, violin/viola, 20-280mm Item #8D-9835
$63.00
  Herdim Joining Clamp, violin/viola, 20-180mm Item #8D-9836
$63.00
Herdim Double-sided Joining Clamp, violin/viola, 20-280mm Item #8D-9847
$124.00
  Herdim Joining Clamp, cello, 35-300mm Item #8D-9838
$85.00
  Herdim Joining Clamp, cello/bass, 35-500mm Item #8D-9846
$92.00
  Herdim Joining Clamp, bass, 35-880mm Item #8D-9845
$92.00
Herdim F-hole - edge joining clamp, opening 155mm Item #8D-9848
$63.00
Herdim F-hole - edge joining clamp, opening 100mm Item #8D-9849
$63.00
Herdim 3 arm Joining Clamp, violin, 20-240mm Item #8D-9850
$125.00
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Assembly Clamps

Model/Price

Violin clamps shown.
Herdim Assembly Clamp Set, Violin, 32 pieces
Highly recommended!

These are the ultimate violin assembly clamps. They are made from semi-soft plastic, and work like a charm, placing the pressure directly above the rib and lining - unlike regular spool clamps.

"Polyurethane clamping pads with brass-reinforced bushings. Galvanized steel spindles with brass thumbscrews with very positive threads for easy adjustments."

One set includes: 20 blue, 8 red, 4 yellow. Opening 30-60mm.
Item #8D-9600
$520.00
Herdim Assembly Clamp Set, Cello, 42 pieces

Similar design to above, but made to suit the requirements of cellos. "The fiber-reinforced plastic clamping pads yield a lightweight yet nevertheless very sturdy clamp. The pads have additional flexible polyurethane inserts to prevent marring of the surface of the wood and varnish coat. The spindle is partially encased in silicon to protect the edges of the instrument. Also well-suited for assembling and restoring guitars.

One set includes: 28 blue, 8 red, 6 yellow. Opining 60-160mm.
Item #8D-9630
$960.00
Herdim Violin/Viola Rib corner repair clamp Each. Item #8D-9610
$159.00
Herdim Cello Rib corner repair clamp Each. Item #8D-9615
$205.00

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Herdim Planes

Model/Price
Bow Maker Plane, 30mm Bow Maker Plane, 30mm NEW!

An upright 90° positioned blade setup of a wooden plane for uneven hardwoods (pernambuco, ebony). Brass sole, HSS blade for cutting-edge durability.

Body: 100 × 40 mm
Weight: 380 g
Blade width: 30 mm
Overall length: 100 mm
Item #8D-5025
$98.00
Herdim Fingerboard Plane, Violin/Viola Herdim Fingerboard Plane, Violin/Viola NEW!

Concave arched sole with a precise radius R45 for violin/viola enable to shape and chamfer the fingerboard effectively and precisely. HSS blades with outstanding durability on ebony.

The plane has an adjustment for a ball handle No. 702519.

Herdim Finger Planes © the original
Our Herdim planes have been developed together with violinmakers more than 20 years ago. Materials and its function are under constant improvement process.
Slight side faces to work close to the edge, thick sole, which can be worked if required. Brass body and high quality blade, hardened to approx. 60 HRC.

Blade width 18 mm, Base concave arched, Overall length 50 mm, Fits Violin, Viola
Item #8D-5054
$115.00
Herdim Fingerboard Plane, Cello/Bass Herdim Fingerboard Plane, Cello/Bass NEW!

Concave arched sole with a precise radius R50 for cello/bass enable to shape and chamfer the fingerboard effectively and precisely. HSS blades with outstanding durability on ebony.

Body 84 × 32 mm

Herdim Finger Planes © the original
Our Herdim planes have been developed together with violinmakers more than 20 years ago. Materials and its function are under constant improvement process.
Slight side faces to work close to the edge, thick sole, which can be worked if required. Brass body and high quality blade, hardened to approx. 60 HRC.

Blade width 23 mm, Base concave arched, Fits Cello, Bass
Item #8D-5059
$229.00

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Various

Model/Price
Endpin Block Clamp violin (shown) Item #8D-9900
$11.50
Endpin Block Clamp cello Item #8D-9901
$16.10
Endbutton Clamp, Solid knurled brass, leather lined Item #8D-4911
$21.00
HERDIM Profile Pattern 6 piece SET HERDIM Profile Pattern 6 piece SET NEW!

Precision patterns for shaping bridges and fingerboards. The tapered spurs at the base of the bridge patterns are for gauging string height. 6-piece set for violin, viola and cello made stainless steel.
Sizes according to Hans Weisshaar.

Thickness: 0.5 mm
Instrument: Violin, Viola, Cello
Item #8D-400
$89.00
String lifter for violin/viola (string jack, bridge jack)

Facilitates removing the bridge to perform adjustments without de-tuning the instrument.
Item #8D-4501
$32.00
String lifter for cello (string jack, bridge jack)

Facilitates removing the bridge to perform adjustments without de-tuning the instrument.
Item #8D-4502
$42.00
F-Hole Cutter for violin/viola with 10 bit sizes (5.5/6.0/6.5/7.0/7.5/8.0/8.5/9.0/9.5/10mm)
Item #8D-6110
$155.00
F-Hole Cutter for cello with 10 bit sizes
(12.0/12.5/13.0/13.5/14.0/18.0/18.5/19.0/19.5/20mm)
Item #8D-6109
$194.00
Glue Pot Electric, 220v (comes with 120v adaptor), with plastic glue container with lid. Item #8D-4001
$309.00
Glass Glue Container NEW! Item #8D-4005
$22.50
Glass lid for Item #8D-4005, with brush hole NEW! Item #8D-4012
$20.00
Plastic Glue Pot Liner/Container, 2 section, with lid

For use in a water bath. Please note that this is a liner only - not a complete glue pot.
Item #8D-4015
$20.00
Spirit Lamp, Dial Reg 6mm Wick Spirit Lamp, Dial Reg 6mm Wick NEW!

Glass container with dail regulator, 120 cm3 capacity, burning time approx. 2-3 hours.
Can be set upright or at an angle due to its polygonal shape.
Round wick ø 6 mm, with cap.
Item #8D-4063
$26.00
Hacklinger Caliper, D, 1-12mm Hacklinger Caliper D, 1-12mm NEW!

This unique tool allows exact thickness measurements of stringed instruments to be made without disassembly. The small counter-magnet is passed through the instrument's f-hole and follows the gauge around every edge and curve, allowing the exact thickness to be measured at any place on the body. Accurate to within 0.1 mm, calibrated for making measurements while holding the gauge in a vertical position. Quick and easy to use, with no risk of damaging even the most sensitive varnishes. Ideal for the study of old instruments, locating old crack repairs, making sound adjustments, etc. Also suitable for measuring other, non-ferromagnetic objects (e.g. boat hulls, plastic containers, ceramic vessels, etc.).
Comes in a leather sleave with instructions for use.
Magnets with rounded surfaces for high precision spot measurements also on concave surfaces. Measuring tube with wear-resistant plastic tip.

Measuring range 1-8 mm, 1 magnet, wear-resistant plastic tip.
Item #8D-4126
$430.00
Hand Drill - 8mm chuck Hand Drill - 8mm chuck NEW!

Small hand drill with bevel gear drive, made in Germany.
Hardwood handle, fast-action chuck (ø max. 8 mm).

Length 295 mm, 570 g, made in Germany.
Item #8D-2249
$60.00

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Sanding Blocks/Sanding Sheets NEW!

Model/Price
Fingerboard Sanding Block, Violin/Viola Fingerboard Sanding Block, Violin/Viola NEW!

Profiled tool with a R50 concave radius for precise shaping and sanding of the fingerboard.

150 × 25 mm, Radius 50 mm
Item #8D-4890
$12.00
Fingerboard Sanding Block, Cello/Bass Fingerboard Sanding Block, Cello/Bass NEW!

Profiled tool with a R50 concave radius for precise shaping and sanding of the fingerboard.

150 × 50 mm, Radius 50 mm.
Item #8D-4891
$30.00
Diamond Sanding Sheet Diamond Sanding Sheet, #100 NEW!

Thin steel sheet covered with diamond powder with self-adhesive back for easy attachment to sanding blocks. For sanding of hardwood fingerboards etc.

Length 150 mm, Width 75 mm, Grit 100
Item #8D-4968
$38.00
Diamond Sanding Sheet Diamond Sanding Sheet, #400 NEW!

Thin steel sheet covered with diamond powder with self-adhesive back for easy attachment to sanding blocks. For sanding of hardwood fingerboards etc.

Length 150 mm, Width 75 mm, Grit 400
Item #8D-4969
$38.00

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Rulers NEW!
Precision Flexible Ruler Precision Flexible Ruler NEW!
Highly wear-resistant rule made of hardchrome-plated stainless steel. Hardened with milled edges. Matt finish and deep-etched mm scale.
Thickness 0,5 mm, width 15 mm.
Precision Flexible Ruler, 150mm - Item #8D-413.150 $9.00
Precision Flexible Ruler, 300mm - Item #8D-413.300 $16.00
Precision Ultraflex Ruler, 20cm Precision Ultraflex Ruler, 20cm NEW!
Precision Ultraflex Ruler, 20cm - Item #8D-414.20 $18.00

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