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    I never liked the Traditional go bar deck thingies ..Too many bits and pieces for me and awkward to use and took up too much space....So up till now I have used spring clamps to fit bracing...Anyway! I bought some Toggle clamps and now I have a nice jig to do the job ...much easier to use and I think I’ll make another for the back bracing.
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    I also do not have space for a separate go-bar deck. I made go-bars out of PVC pipe, wooden dowels, and some springs. They go against the ceiling so anywhere on the bench becomes a go-bar deck. Also very useful (with a pointy end) for holding little bits of pearl down flat when assembling a complex inlay.
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    That's great! I do agree they can be big and take up a lot of room in a small shop. I wonder if those cam clamps come in sizes long enough for a larger instrument?

    One nice thing about go bar decks though is that they're not fixed for a specific pattern... I was never happy with the "bendy stick" approach (always felt unpredictable, and I didn't like the occasional side-force introduced by the bow) so I converted to pipe-and-springs for my deck. The plastic pipes have a spring in the top end to create the clamping pressure, and a felt disk on the bottom to provide some cushion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwizum View Post
    That's great! I do agree they can be big and take up a lot of room in a small shop. I wonder if those cam clamps come in sizes long enough for a larger instrument?
    Yes the come in all sorts of lengths. https://www.toolfastclamps.com/hold-...long-type.html
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    There now ..another one made for the back braces...I made these two jigs out of my old radius dishes 22ft Rad for the fronts and 10ft Rad for the backs.
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    I have a small storage shelf over the bench for my go-bars. BTW, the radius dish has a 8 ft rad.DSCF0169.jpg

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    Looks a brill setup Ken - thanks for the info, Stu

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    Used to do that one time Ken. I can see the advantage but only in a production shop which I no longer run...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Howlett View Post
    Used to do that one time Ken. I can see the advantage but only in a production shop which I no longer run...
    yes Pete I remember it ...Good method
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