Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: brace repair clamping

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Location
    Petaluma, CA
    Posts
    183

    Default brace repair clamping

    Thanks for the inspiration on this system. It is so much more effective to loop the string in and then out over the brace, a piece of small tubbing prevents the string from indenting the brace. I used a discarded slot head and some old small guitar machines, and a soft wood plate to protect the top. (Yes this one hardly needs it as it is very. rough.)
    I'll use it again on the other side when the cracks are secured. I may even use this system to attach a cleat.slot head string clamp .jpg
    Last edited by PetalumaRescuke; 05-20-2019 at 07:26 PM. Reason: spelling

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    West Midlands GB
    Posts
    1,832

    Default

    I like it! Way to go!

    John Colter.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Location
    Petaluma, CA
    Posts
    183

    Default

    It worked so well I built this to do several widths or a single.
    It is now holding tight a cleat across 2 cracks.Secure that cleat .jpg

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    U.K.
    Posts
    895

    Default

    That’s a neat idea and a good piece of kit.

    I’m wondering whether one continuous string is used and if so how one end was threaded from the inside of the body to the outside?

    Edit. Thank you for supplying the additional detail in #5 below.
    Last edited by Graham Greenbag; 05-22-2019 at 12:48 PM.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Location
    Petaluma, CA
    Posts
    183

    Default

    For a brace it is one continuous string with a just short enough tube strung, to loop over the brace. I found that the easiest way to return the string to the top is to insert a pin in the other hole and check and remember the location. then shine a brighter light outside than the interior one-reflected off of the side works, and locate the shiny dot. With a forceps thread the string though to the outside. Pull tight and connect to machines. Check the inside and tighten up.
    Next I'm going to use this system to install the bridge using 2 separate strings connected to a clamping bar or even a reversed other bridge, when making 2 or more identical bridges. The holes through the bridge, soundboard & bridge plate are left there to accommodate an under the saddle pickup if needed.
    Last edited by PetalumaRescuke; 05-22-2019 at 09:32 AM. Reason: clarifying

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •