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spool clamp thread all size?
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dcbaisden

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I am going to buils a bunch of spool clamps just incase i need them.
What size thread all would you use?
Thanks Dave

Mar 25, 07 | 7:46 am
john coste

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Total Posts: 51
I just made sixteen clamps for a total outlay of less than thirty bucks.

I used 1/4 x 20 threaded rod that I picked up at Home Depot. They're about 9 inches long and came pre-cut for something like 89 cents each.

Mar 25, 07 | 8:44 am
davidmor

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I used 1/4-20 too. Unfortunately the only guitar I used them on was my Stewmac. After that, I have been using external molds and a go-bar deck.

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Mar 25, 07 | 9:02 am
dcbaisden

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Total Posts: 58
thanks John,

Mar 25, 07 | 9:02 am
dcbaisden

Total Topics: 25
Total Posts: 58
thanks David, Im going to build a go bar deck. Thought i would build some spool clamps just in case.
Dave

Mar 25, 07 | 9:48 am
CrowDuck

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Ipriced out the materials to build spool clamps and found that it will save me only a few cents less than the StewMac price of $2.15. StewMac's price on spool clamps is excellent.

CrowDuck

Mar 26, 07 | 3:23 pm
john coste

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Yep, I agree CrowDuck. Even figuring the shipping charge I probably saved less than seventy five cents each.

Mar 26, 07 | 5:30 pm
dcbaisden

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Total Posts: 58
thanks, I got the all thread free and a handfull of thumb screws.
I have a bunch of black rubber sheets about 1/8" thick to use for pads.
(hope the rubber will not get slick and slide off)
I plan on building all the tool for this adventure, I think it adds to the outcome. I cant count my time. I might have a couple days in figuring one move.
after I get my kit i will figure out what i need and start building.
I think next I will build a bridge clamp. but I will need the kit in order to get the size right. check out the binging jig
[img]http://www.hunt101.com/img/484053-big.JPG[//img]


Mar 27, 07 | 7:51 am
dcbaisden

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Total Posts: 58
sorry I can not edit.
Just leave off the brackets and img at both ends og the link.
Thanks Dave

Mar 27, 07 | 7:53 am
Dennis Weatherly

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dcb, be careful with the black rubber pads. You don't want to mark up the top or back. As long as the rubber won't leave anything on the wood you should be fine. I suspect that rubber in the wood grain could lead to some interesting "challenges" during the finishing stages!

Mar 27, 07 | 11:52 am
dcbaisden

Total Topics: 25
Total Posts: 58
I found some leather, that will probably work better than the rubber.
try the link for the jig again.

Mar 27, 07 | 3:20 pm
KTHOM

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Total Posts: 244
I bought some sheet cork gasket material at my local Ace and made a 1 1/2" dia. gasket hole cutter with a sharpened piece of pipe and cap I had laying around. I used the largest hardwood doweling material I could get there too...obviously 1 1/2". It's about the journey...not the cubic dollars for me.

Mar 27, 07 | 6:36 pm



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