|Project by Jerry||posted 12-28-2013 12:55 AM||1720 views||4 times favorited||9 comments|
Getting ready to convert one of my older guitars into a Mandocello, basically it’s a giant mandolin. To do this, I need to make a new bridge and then, of course, it’s got to be glued and clamped on. What you see below is my first attempt at making a bridge clamp. I will need three of these, this is a proof of concept build, the next ones will be made of rock maple. I also have come to the conclusion that the amount of force required to clamp effectively is not great enough to merit the need for a steel backbone in the clamp. I will probably make the final clamps out of all hardwood including using it for the spine.
-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.