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Shopmade Luthier Tools #26: A few deep reach clamps

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 08-10-2017 01:18 AM 583 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 25: More spool clamps Part 26 of Shopmade Luthier Tools series Part 27: Small brass soundpost setter »

I made one of these as an experiment and I ened up using it in the orchestral repair shop to hold two edges of a violin face crack. I figured it couldn’t hurt to make a few more. Sometimes I have to repair multiple instruments in a day.

I made two sizes, 5 in. And 7 in deep with a capacity of 2-1/4 inches. Turns out this is a little small for a full size fiddle, but then most of our violins are 3/4 size and smaller. I’ll make a few larger ones eventually for full size violins and violas.

The little black ‘bandage’ is a piece of inner tube to help the clamp grip the instrument and cushion it a bit. These clamps are always used with cauls and are too big to go inside the instrument through the F-hole.

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#1 posted 08-10-2017 11:57 AM

Nice. This is one of the many fun things about woodworking, if you need a specialized tool, you can make it.

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