Shopmade Luthier Tools #32: Brass violin crack clamps

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 02-13-2018 02:06 AM 1520 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is my violin posing with a set of violin crack clamps that I made with brass rod and plastic cut from a 1/2 inch thick cutting board. These function like flexible, light-duty bar clamps. I’ll meed to make another, smaller set since many of the instruments I repair are fractional sizes. Oh, no! Not more clamps!

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#1 posted 02-13-2018 04:15 AM

Cool!!! Always love a clamp idea, never know when you’ll need something just that little bit different to get the job done!

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#2 posted 02-13-2018 05:39 AM

Yes, MORE clamps!! AND another box, bag, SOMETHING in which to store them!

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 02-13-2018 01:46 PM

Yes, MORE clamps!! AND another box, bag, SOMETHING in which to store them!

- CFrye

I’ll add that to the list ;-) Seriously, right now I keep my clamp collections at work in shoe boxes. I’d love to make small crates to keep them in, preferably stackable.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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