We’ve received a new video from our dear friend, a luthier from Uruguay, Ariel Ameijenda. Ariel has decided to create a short YouTube series dedicated to traditional tools used by masters from the past.

Legacy of tools have been passed from hand to hand over the years and are still in use today. It inspires us, instills respect and is a living testimony of how the teachers who came before us worked. The first episode of Ariel’s short YouTube series is dedicated to a pedal saw which many of us have already seen in Ariel’s other promotional videos. This unique pedal saw was made in Chicago in 1876 and is one of only very few surviving saws in such great condition with all original parts. This remarkable piece of history was given to Ariel by a friend of his grandfather who was a cabinet maker and obtained it originally from his teacher in the early twentieth century.

Ariel is planning to produce 7 videos within the series. Ariel also has in his collection a trimmer that was given to him by Santos to Orozco (senior) and a bending iron (made from coal) that came from the Ramirez II workshop.

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3 Responses to “Ariel Ameijenda Releases a Series of Short Videos Dedicated to Tools Used by Masters from the Past!”

  1. It’s important for us to see how we have gotten to where we are. Torres was building instruments in the mid 1800’s. It’s not like he walked into the workshop and flipped a switch on the wall. “Lights, saws, exhaust fans!” These glimpses into their past puts some meat on the bones of their achievements. Gracias Ariel!

    • Ariel says:

      Thanks Chris ! You already have a proof of my search and acquirings. But above all, Love and friendship ! Cheers !

  2. Osvaldo Gold says:

    Thank you for sharing these relics with us! I play one of your guitars and it is wonderful to see how we got to where we are.


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