www.KitGuitarsForum.com

Learn to Kit Build a Guitar. Learn to Scratch Build a Guitar. Learn EVERYTHING Guitars Here!
It is currently Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:59 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:20 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:13 pm
Posts: 1308
Hi guys,

I saw this video on Youtube by Peter Oberg, of Oberg guitars, where he uses a spring clamp method for gluing the top/bottom of his guitars. The method looks elegant in it's simplicity, and pretty much idiot proof (perfect for this idiot).

Go to here to see the method: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MG1MJ_fadQ&list=FLlh6hsEd0i26V3OrINsp6NQ&index=11

The problem was finding the 4" spring tension clamps that are required, without breaking the bank. The best price that I could find on the internet was $4.22 for a set of 2 clamps. He used around 48.

I frequently troll Ebay. I ran across a lot of 96, 4" spring clamps. I paid $56, including shipping. 48 clamps are more than sufficient to close any box, so I'm offering a set of 48 spring clamps for 1/2 of what I paid. That's $28 including priority shipping.

Message me if you're interested.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:45 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:13 pm
Posts: 162
Diane Kauffmds wrote:
Hi guys,

48 clamps are more than sufficient to close any box, so I'm offering a set of 48 spring clamps for 1/2 of what I paid. That's $28 including priority shipping.

Message me if you're interested.


That's a heck of a deal. I'm still good with my spool clamps, but somebody ought to jump on this.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:22 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Mar 03, 2006 7:09 pm
Posts: 5419
Location: Hegins, Pa
I have seen them and I wonder if he made them.
Great idea.

_________________
John Hall
Blues Creek Guitars Inc
Authorized CF Martin Repair Center
Board of Directors of Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans
http://www.bluescreekguitars.com


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:45 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:13 pm
Posts: 1308
tippie53 wrote:
I have seen them and I wonder if he made them.
Great idea.

He mentioned making them from spring clamps, so I think he's referring to these clamps. He said that originally, luthiers used bed springs. You aren't going to believe how many bed springs on on Ebay! Apparently there is a collector for everything.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group