SUPPLIERS

The British Violin Making Association’s

General suppliers

The Soundpost : www.thesoundpost.com

Dictum : www.dictum.com

GEWA : https://gb.gewamusic.com

Jerome Thibouville-Lamy : http://www.jtlamy.com

Touchstone Tonewoods : https://www.touchstonetonewoods.co.uk

AR Distribution : http://www.ardistribution.co.uk

Barnes & Mullins : https://www.bandm.co.uk

Hidersine: https://www.hidersine.com

Tonewood Suppliers

Alpentonholz Pähler : http://www.alpentonholz.de

David Dyke :http://www.luthierssupplies.co.uk

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aeroply

Useful for making wooden templates and dimensionally stable. This is made in relatively small supply, and the main UK source is a Finnish plywood plant that is frozen over for most of the year. Small amounts can be bought from model shops. Larger amounts from James Latham : http://www.lathamtimber.co.uk/ by special request.

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Bending Iron (and bending iron straps)

Dave Stuttard has been making bending irons for over 35 years for violin and guitar makers. Check availability as bending irons are made in batches, so immediate availability may not always be possible : https://luthiers-bench.com/

bow MAKING SUPPLIES

The major supplier for bow making tools adn supplies is Walter Paulus Gmbh : https://www.paulus-bowparts.de/home

Bridge Stamps

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linen

In the English viol-making tradition, linen tape is used to support the corners and glue joints. Traditional Irish linen works best, and the type made for aircraft restorations is perfect : https://www.lasaero.com/

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Thumb Planes

Richard Barnes in the United States makes some imaginatively artistic thumbplanes as well as good ergonomic designs : http://www.barnesguitars.com/