Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Ukulele Build Part 14

These are some home made cam clamps that will be used to hold the saddle in place for gluing.  They needed to have a fairly long throat to them so that they can reach through the sound hole to where be able to hold where the saddle goes.  The also needed to have sufficient clearance built into the fixed lowermost jaw so that it can clear the internal sound board bracing.  The principle is that when the cam is rotated outward, it causes the movable jaw to bind on the rail and compress the workpiece.  The are made from hard maple and plans can be found on the internet.

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