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Cello String Lifter

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Project by PhiltheLuthier posted 1244 days ago 2452 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first post! Materials are lacewood, brass, steel, and leather. Finish is beewax/oil.

I’ve been setting up cellos for too long without the convenience of a string lifter. The string lifter allows you to take the bridge off without loosening the strings after setting the string height, it saves a surprising amount of time and protects the varnish from a loose tail piece. Just turn the knob and up it goes.

Pictures:

1- Overview
2- In position
3- Holding up on it’s own

Thank you for looking.





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TheGravedigger

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#1 posted 1244 days ago

Nothing like seeing a custom tool for a particular purpose. I have also made things because I finally reached the point where I said, “I’ve had enough!” Nice idea.

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com

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steliart

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#2 posted 1244 days ago

Well I’m not into making instruments but your idea it could be adapted and use in many other ways.
Thanks

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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drbyte

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#3 posted 1244 days ago

I have one almost exactly like this but the adjustment is with a nut in the center open space. But I call mine a ‘Hat Stretcher’!! Love that lacewood!

-- Dennis, WV

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PhiltheLuthier

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#4 posted 1243 days ago

Thanks for the comments!

drbyte, I find that the the bridge would get in the way with a nut in the center. Using a threaded insert on the top portion and extending the screw makes it easier to work. Great Ukuleles you have there, the first instrument I ever sold was a cigar box uke!

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woodmight

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#5 posted 992 days ago

Phil ~ now thats just Ducks Ass… I guess a smaller version would work well for mandos too… Thanks…
PS : Don’t let Stew Mac see this thats a $59 piece… :))

-- ~~ Remember You can't saw... What you can't see ~~

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