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Simple ply construction, plenty of areas to clamp and hold. Adjustable angle for head.
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#1 posted 03-15-2013 06:16 PM
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#2 posted 03-15-2013 11:12 PM
Nice, I like the openings in the jig for clamps to the bench. Does the neck angle lock down firmly so you can work on the head without the clamp in the way?Jim
-- Jim, Long Island, NY Ancorayachtservice.com home of the chain leg vise
#3 posted 03-16-2013 06:00 AM
The head can be tightened by use of the pair of hex headed caps on a threaded axle. I did not have my smaller clamps with me at school. What work do you want to do on the head?
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#4 posted 03-16-2013 01:29 PM
I’ve been thinking of making something just like this (minus the adjustable headstock angle) for some time. I shape with rasps and scrapers, so I need plenty of access around the heel and volute area. I’ve got another guitar build coming up soon, so maybe I’ll finally get around to doing one of these.
-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science
#5 posted 03-16-2013 04:40 PM
Hi wingate, I have seen some banjos with inlay work on the back of the headstock plus just just fairing in the neck to the flat of the headstock. With your permission can I share how I hold uke necks on my jig? Your jig is more versatile than my dedicated jig and I would have built another like mine but bigger when I start the guitar, but after seeing yours I will be combining the two. I understand if you want me to start another thread, no worries.Jim
#6 posted 03-16-2013 06:14 PM
Go for it, it is all about development. I am sure that I make more jigs than projects these days.
#7 posted 03-16-2013 09:05 PM
Thanks wingate..here is the jig I made for uke necks. It is sized for the concert length. It gives me lots of access for shaping. The end clamps I made in my shop. They are from aluminum. I cut them out with the table saw, band saw. And drill press. There are springs under the clamps to hold them up when the bolt is loosened, a nut driver works great. If these were combined to your jig with maybe a tee track for sliding the clamps I think it would be great. That is infact what I most likely build.Thanks for sharing your jig.Jim
#8 posted 03-16-2013 10:21 PM
Thanks for sharing yours. The idea of some T-track set in a routed groove with wood/plastic or metal spring mounted hold downs is a winner. Brilliant idea. Many thanks for sharing.
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#9 posted 03-19-2013 05:55 PM
Tell us about your clamps. i am not familiar with them.
-- I keep cutting and it is still too short. http://mypam.blogspot.com/
#10 posted 03-19-2013 06:03 PM
Just an inexpensive qr clamp, similar to the mechanism of sealant gun.http://www.axminster.co.uk/solo-solo-speed-clamp-prod364432/
#11 posted 03-22-2013 05:40 PM
So here is the Mark 2 jig with additions as advised above. Works better, thanks for the advice all.
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