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Thing I don't know the name off - Help

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Laren, Nov 30, 2020.

  1. Laren

    Laren Tele-Meister

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    Hi guys,

    Going crazy here as I can't find what I'm looking for.

    I'm trying to make a clamp. I'm trying to find something to put on the end of the screw so that I can clamp down a blank fretboard in my slot cutting jig.

    Damed if I can find one apart from ones that cost 40p (fine) but charge £11 postage!

    Any ideas?

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  2. guitarbuilder

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    Thumb screws? Clamping knobs?

    Threaded inserts?
     
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  4. PCollen

    PCollen Friend of Leo's

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    Just go to Harbor Freight or another discount tool store and buy a mini (3 in) C-clamp for $3.

    https://www.harborfreight.com/3-inch-industrial-c-clamp-37846.html
     
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  5. Peegoo

    Peegoo Poster Extraordinaire

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    You could buy a cheepo G clamp at a boot sale and cannibalize it for the moveable foot.

    Another option is "rubber foot with captive steel washer," as used on amp cabinets, etc. These are available in many different sizes. Shop around:

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076PBYPP1/?tag=tdpri-20

    The easy option is the lever clamp. Rather that turning a screw, you simply flip a lever once you have the adjustable foot permanently set for your process:

    https://www.rockler.com/quick-set-heavy-duty-lever-clamp-with-high-base


    You can also easily make your own:

     
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  6. schmee

    schmee Doctor of Teleocity

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    Every hardware store here in the US has those. Not over there? "Wood Threads" "Thread Inserts" "Thumbscrews" "Woodriver Knob", "Hand Knob" (in your picture)
     
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    As others have said ... would surely be worth buying a couple of G-Clamps from you local Screwfix or wherever.

    Alt. - and without knowing excatly what the jig looks like - x4 strips of wood, x4 bolts (to size) x4 nuts or wing-nuts for the bolts. Then .... although I do presume this is the b........ obvious to all, something like .... Sandwich the neck each end at right-angles with the wood strips. Drill holes in the strips for the bolts, insert bolt add nuts and tighten!

    Either way you're in for a trip to that hardware store, so go crazy and buy the G-Clamps :)


    Otherwise, I have no idea ;)
     
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