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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 2:42 pm 
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So, the idea is in no way original, but it may be of some use to someone else.
I needed some clamps in a bit of a hurry to hold newly bent classical sides to forms while waiting for assembly.
Tried small F clamps. Too bulky (nearly 3 feet long with the form) and top heavy.
Searched internet for suitable G clamps (like Courtnall shows in "Master Guitars") and was reluctant to spend (for the 12 which I wanted) a minimum £50/$80, and, even worse, I would have had to wait as I couldn't buy them locally
I remembered seeing someone on the net some years ago, using cut slices of plastic pipe (6 or 8") to hold a top or back on during assembly, can't remember where or who.
I had some 110mm plastic (soil?) plumbing pipe lying around, so dragged out the mitre saw and played with the width to cut. Ended up with 2 x 30mm widths, one inside the other as giving a reasonably "grippy" hold (couple or so kilos, maybe a bit more?)
So, sorry whoever you were, no attribution. But thank you.


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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 4:33 pm 
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Clever. I like it.

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Wonderful idea! You can control the level of tension with the spacers. Genius. And you can put a bunch of them on. Even better.


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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2015 12:47 am 
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And if you put one in your sound hole with a wedge it holds your sound hole binding nice and tight til the glue dries.

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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2015 8:39 am 
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Bob Shanklin wrote:
And if you put one in your sound hole with a wedge it holds your sound hole binding nice and tight til the glue dries.

Bob

Brilliant!


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