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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:46 pm 
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How do you hold a classical guitar (with neck attached) vertically to work on an endgraft. Anyone have any interesting jigs or vises. Thanks, Wendy


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:07 pm 
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I use cam clamps to hold the guitar against a workbench or setup table with the headstock protected and resting on the floor.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:26 pm 
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build a guitar troji!!!!!!!!!!!!! love that thing , plans in the toot section!!!!!!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:36 pm 
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The guitar troji would be nice with some modification to allow for the neck, but I don't have the room for it. Joe, does it not harm the radius in your top to clamp against the bench side, or do you have something between the bench and the guitar top? Wendy


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:36 pm 
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I use knee clamps.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:37 pm 
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here is picture of mine!!!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:02 pm 
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Joe, does it not harm the radius in your top to clamp against the bench side, or do you have something between the bench and the guitar top? Wendy


Wendy, no, not if you set the inside half of the clamp to hold the guitar away from the edge. And yes, I also usually place a towel or carpet pad in between the bench and guitar as a precaution.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:13 pm 
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Wendy, no, not if you set the inside half of the clamp to hold the guitar away from the edge. And yes, I also usually place a towel or carpet pad in between the bench and guitar as a precaution.

Joe[/quote]

Of course, makes perfect sense, I don't know why I didn't think of that. And Filippo, thanks for the picture of a troji that doesn't require floor space.
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One I made in a couple hours. Nothing fancy, but works very well.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:03 pm 
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Anyone have any idea why I can't view John's photo? There is just an x where the photo should be. idunno


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:11 pm 
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Anyone have any idea why I can't view John's photo? There is just an x where the photo should be. idunno


That's the rating, and this is a family-friendly site. ;)

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John's is a bit fancier than what I use, which is based on the same idea as his. Mine, and that of a good number of others here, I suspect, uses pipe clamps l like his, but only with carpeted plywood squeezers.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:03 pm 
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http://home.comcast.net/~kathymatsushit ... nds10.html

Kathy Matsushita has some very good photos on her web page, at the address above. I copied the way she attached the pipe clamps to her bench and it worked out well.

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This is great timing. I built this Troji back in October of 2008 and finally have a guitar body to put in it. Any way it works great and looks cool too. This was made using Rod True’s plans. Thanks Rod.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:54 pm 
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Thanks for all the pics, I made the vice with pipe clamps like Kathy Matsushita's a while back, but my bench is not high enough for the neck to clear the floor. I still like seeing everyone's different methods for holding guitars in different positions.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:55 pm 
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Here's my Guitar Vise. ...very easy to make...


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:19 pm 
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very useful for getting the neck dead straight for fret dressing without having to adjust the trussrod.

not much use for fitting an end graft, admittedly ...


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:48 am 
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Filippo

That bench mount troji is pretty slick. [:Y:] I think I will have to borrow that design.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:15 pm 
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Hi folks

Can anyone email me the plans for a guitar troji? I would love to build one this coming weekend!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:42 pm 
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John Mayes wrote:
One I made in a couple hours. Nothing fancy, but works very well.

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This is what I use too. With flexible ply for the jaws it works great and you can put pipe flanges on different benches and move it around if needed.
Here's a tutorial

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Can anyone email me the plans for a guitar troji? I would love to build one this coming weekend!

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Here you go Werner.

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I just finished a Troji from the download plans, thanks go to Rod True. With the center of the shelf cut out, a guitar could be held neck down in the Troji.

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Haans wrote:
I use knee clamps.


Chuckle [:Y:] [:Y:] laughing6-hehe

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:19 pm 
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This is a handy little bench troji I copied from one I saw in Rick Davis' shop.

Just some plywood scrap for the bottom and ends. 1/4" hardboard on the sides, and lined with cork and green foam from the fabric store.


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I modified my binding cradle to have inserts on top of the holders so I can screw on a cap. Then the whole cradle attaches to the side of the bench. The guitar will almost stay put without the caps, but almost is not what any of us are after.

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