#1
Does any one know where I can find clamps for repairing necks. Both the clamps I had don't work anymore one is so worn/stripped it won't tighten and the other can't cradle the neck right with out crushing the wood. I doubt I can ever find exact replacements for the ones I have they were made by a luthier who gave them to me when he retired. If there isn't anything available I just might have to make my own. I did a Google search but all I can seem to find are the usual wood working clamps.


John
#2
how about pics of the clamps you have now that don't work anymore. Have you tried woodcraft, rockler or lee valley online or even amazon???
#3
No pics right now I gave them to a friend who owns a machine shop to see if he could fix them. They are basically a modified C Clamps, They have a U shaped flange on one side that is lined with cork so it cradles the neck. I use a notched piece of oak over the fret board so that doesn't get damaged. They were definitely home made/modified and worked great. They are over 60 years old and have just worn out. I guess if there are none available I'll have to try and modify a set for myself. I am a regular at Woodcraft and Rockler stores. I did a few searches but really didn't find anything that looks like it would work.


John