|Project by Dave Rutan||posted 01-12-2017 02:04 AM||1280 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
These two clamps are an experiment to make light duty deep throat luthier clamps. I was hoping they could at least be used to hold down the bridge plate of a guitar, but in that regard they also fail. I need to open them up a bit to do that.
However, they can be used to hold the edges even on a violin top to repair cracks, so not a total fail, just not quite as useful, but they look cool.
They are made from 1/2 inch thick drawer wood, possibly oak. The joinery is half laps with through-dowels. The eye screw runs in a threaded hole in the wood, no metal nut. As I said, these are for light pressure, not for straightening my car frame. If used for musical instrument repair they would definitely require a caul on the screw part.
I finished these with boiled linseed oil.
-- Ni faru ion el ligno!