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Here's a handful of the tools from his rack:
He has numbers on some of them so he can recognize 'em on the wall.
This one is a special hook for cleaning out fret slots:
A heavy knife with a comfortable handle made of curly Koa:
The upper tool is a round nose chisel made from a file:
The lower two are modified chisels for chopping out bits of lining while working through the soundhole of a guitar.
Mario made his own purfling cutter from round stock and a small drill bit:
He even makes his own C-clamps:
He shrugs and says, "I just heat the steel, fold it over and thread it for a screw:
Lots of Mario's clamps have tiny points on the lower jaw to hold small cleats when he places them under the instrument top.
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