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  1. d barham

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    A buddy got this in a box of violin stuff. Anybody know what it is? Probably fiddle related, but then maybe not. 05BEE99C-3BFF-479F-A871-D8D9A7BE433D.jpeg
     
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    You should move this to one of the Guitar Repair Sections.
     
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    looks like a radius clamp possibly home made...for clamping curved surface joints on acoustic instruments...violins violas and the like...or model boats
     
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    see my prev post...my grandad used to make similar devices for model making...not many straight edges on a model yacht
     
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    My only thought about that is why make it out of metal without any padding? To me, it looks like it is used to clamp something metal, hard plastic, or bone. The left side looks like it is intended to hold a curved piece of something very hard, then file it to a 45 degree bevel. Really curious to find out.
     
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    you would use a pad between clamps jaws to prevent marking your work...it may have had pads on it at one time....home made creations are usually odd looking things...usually knocked up in a rush to get you out of a hole without much thought for finer details..thin slice of rubber would do as pad..some of the things my grandad made in his pursuits were bizzarre creations that confounded him sometimes...esp if it had been put away and forgotten for years...
     
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    nicely found...not got my spex on...my poor old eyes didnt see the name on it...
    radius clamp bit was right though...curved clamp surfaces..managed to see that...just
     
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    I looked up GEWA and spent a little time digging around, but didn't come up with anything violin-related. But it appears they make other instruments as well, including drums and brass/woodwinds. May want to sent the picture to them and they can ID it in a second!

    https://gb.gewamusic.com/
     
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    What a team of detectives we can be when we try!!!
    Elementary my dear Watson
    1st prize..deerstalker hat and meerschum pipe
    think ill keep the magnifying glass...its me peepers yer know...
     
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    Probably turn out it is for clamping invoices to a workbench...
     
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    only the bent ones...along with the "extra set" of accounts
     
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    I think you can safely say it's an out of production Gewa violin makers clamp. Due to it's small size, it's a good bet. You can probably speculate on the way it's used if you have a violin handy.
     
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    Can you show a picture of the other side?
     
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    Sorry, no. I was visiting my friends store. Item is still there about 40 miles away. The other side looks a lot like the side pictured. Couldn’t see any way for it to open up other than the thumbscrew adjustment.
     
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    It might be a bow tip tool/clamp.

    Here is one by another company that seems to share the design.
     
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    BINGO!!
     
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    Winner winner chicken dinner. Thanks Blues Twanger. I'll pass the info along.
     
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