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  1. #1721
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    Current goings on...
    I am a luthier specialising in historical and world stringed instruments. You can see more info at my website.

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    Finishing up 2 baritone ukes built on Spanish Cedar cigar boxes for a client. Also working on an 8 string tenor resonator uke from a 2-bottle wine box. 5 other ukes in process as well, all sold for the holidays. Vacation starts tomorrow, so have to get at it. Happy Holidays to everyone.7A7D776C-0A9B-4376-819E-8478DBA7944A.jpg
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    Awesome work Jo.

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    New bridge caul for baritones. Before I make the same thing for tenors and concerts, does anyone have another way of doing this that I can copy?




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    Quote Originally Posted by saltytri View Post
    New bridge caul for baritones. Before I make the same thing for tenors and concerts, does anyone have another way of doing this that I can copy?
    Actually, your solution is just what I'm after, as I am working on a baritone myself, and need to glue on a bridge in the near future. Thanks for the idea.

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    Glad to help. The mating surface is sanded to match the curvature of the top. These 5" clamps are available from StewMac. They come with round clamping surfaces that are screwed into the threaded posts and can easily be removed. The caul is attached to the lower post with a flat head machine screw. It needs to be rotated parallel to the clamp to get it through the sound hole. There's a spacer (metal washer plus a plastic washer) that is just the right thickness so that when the assembly is inside, the caul tightens in the orientation shown in the photos. This makes it easy to position the caul properly under the bridge plate because it doesn't want to flop around. These clamps are too long for my tenors and they are the shortest that StewMac offers. I've made shorter clamps that fit the tenors and concerts and I'll probably adapt them to this kind of caul.

    Last edited by saltytri; 12-19-2019 at 07:55 AM.

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    I made this a couple weeks back. Portable spray booth. Sets up on bench top and stores away when not in use. Has an exhaust fan, which is also used to clear dust out of the shop.

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    Works very well. I love shellac, but not the tedium of padding it on. So I spray it.

    Experiment with photo upload...
    Last edited by Brett S.; 12-21-2019 at 07:04 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lopaka96707 View Post
    Just bought me a Jet 16-32 drum sander last night.. Attachment 121123 time to get dust collection up and running.
    My favorite shop sander!

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    I have a cigar box guitar & matching amp (with consecutive numbers on each box) on the bench.
    Amp is done. Neck is done. Box cut now I need to do the pickup and bridge install.

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    One baroque mandolin and one Brescian/Cremonese mandolin coming soon!
    If you've not heard of these, this graphic explains well: http://www.embergher.com/timmerman/f...ee_PDF_WEB.pdf

    Last edited by Dusepo; 12-24-2019 at 12:53 AM.
    I am a luthier specialising in historical and world stringed instruments. You can see more info at my website.

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