Musical Instruments Restoration #7: VIOLIN JIG - The CLAMP for bending

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Blog entry by BertFlores58 posted 07-06-2013 03:45 PM 1227 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is the progress for the previous blog I made.

Just look at the pictures.

The long bolts are pedestals and pins for the clamps. I used the 3 holes to make it standing.

It started from a flat steel bar drilled with three holes. Then bended squarely on both ends just enough to be away so that it will accomodate the small ebony piece that will be the push block. A push bolt with a knob was taken from the locking screw of scrapped pedestal. The nut should have been welded for the knob but I have these scraps so I made use of them. I have riveted then instead of welding.

Remember I have to make plenty of these (probably 14 pieces). Right now, I was able to finish 3 pieces.

Wait and see…. Have to make at least 6 in all for the C ribs… and put it to test. Hope it will work.

Thanks for viewing… My only time is weekends…

Have a nice weekend.

-- Bert

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#1 posted 07-06-2013 04:36 PM


Very innovative. Looks like you are making progress. :>)

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#2 posted 07-06-2013 05:13 PM

Looks good Bert, can’t wait to see it in action.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 07-07-2013 11:43 PM

Very cool! I am looking forward to seeing you use it. :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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