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Project by TomGrin posted 05-21-2019 02:13 AM 430 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought a ukulele kit from Stewie Mac and needed longer clamps to glue in braces for the build. They sell them on the website but I wanted to make some. A little browsing and I found plans. These are made from maple and I am happy how they turned out. I modified the plans a little and used wooden bars instead of aluminum. I had the wood and the only thing I had to buy were the roll pins.

-- Tom, May your safety glasses never fog,





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missouriwood

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#1 posted 05-21-2019 02:24 AM

Nice job. I really enjoy making my own tools too. Keep it up. I’m sure they will serve you well.

-- Woodworking is my therapy, I love creating a project that was once, just an idea in my head. Eric, Lone Jack, MO

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#2 posted 05-21-2019 02:25 AM

They look good.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#3 posted 05-21-2019 04:24 AM

Nice job, they look a lot like the pay for one’s I have seen, just a wooden bar instead of metal.

Hard Maple would make some nice clamps. Since Jim's post on his have been thinking about wood, and I came up with Ash probably for whenever I get to mine. Probably a push, or close to it between Ash and Hard Maple. I just have a lot more Ash, in sizes perfect to divvy up for something that sized.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#4 posted 05-21-2019 02:46 PM

Haha, that is exactly why I built 2 of the Paul Sellers version of these. I’ll post a pic of mine, one I had to modify for gluing the bridge on. Had to carve it to get into the sound hole and superglued a home plate shaped block to fit between the crossed bracing.

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TomGrin

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#5 posted 05-21-2019 03:00 PM

SMP, those look nice! I haven’t done the build yet so I may have to modify mine further.I was thinking about adding leather pads to them.

-- Tom, May your safety glasses never fog,

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SMP

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#6 posted 05-21-2019 03:24 PM



SMP, those look nice! I haven t done the build yet so I may have to modify mine further.I was thinking about adding leather pads to them.

- TomGrin

I was going to add self adhesive cork to mine, but couldn’t find a small amount of it at the box stores. Then was going to use some suede, but ended up getting lazy and just using them as is. But yeah putting something on them is a good idea, especially if maple(mine are pretty soft alder)

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#7 posted 05-27-2019 02:19 AM

Love it

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