1. Win a Broadcaster or one of 3 Teles! The annual Supporting Member Giveaway is on. To enter Click Here. To see all the prizes and full details Click Here. To view the thread about the giveaway Click Here.

Trouble With Violin-Maker’s Clamps

Discussion in 'The DIY Tool Shed' started by Stringbanger, Apr 21, 2018.

  1. Stringbanger

    Stringbanger Telefied Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    27,092
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2013
    Location:
    West O' Philly, PA
    Most guitar builders know what these are, especially the acoustic builders. (Sorry that it’s upside down).

    8E62BCD4-4633-4F0C-9303-272438934DE9.jpeg

    I’m trying to use contact cement to glue the cork cushion to the wood disc, but it’s not holding. The contact cement says okay for porous surfaces, but I’m not having much luck. Any suggestions would be welcomed. I think the wood is oak dowel.

    2C9FA95C-800D-4410-88F8-70A3BBDDA343.jpeg
     
  2. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Telefied Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    23,475
    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2003
    Location:
    Ontario County
    Use double sided tape. Carpet or Duct.
     
    Stringbanger likes this.
  3. jamorudd

    jamorudd Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,514
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2012
    Location:
    Oklahoma City, OK
    I used titebond on mine, as I recall, and they’ve held up fine for 2 years now.
     
    Stringbanger likes this.
  4. Frodebro

    Frodebro Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Age:
    51
    Posts:
    16,361
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2012
    Location:
    Seattle
    End grain is a bugger to get things to adhere to, maybe use yellow glue to fill the pores, then once it's dry try the contact cement again.
     
    Stringbanger likes this.
  5. Crafty Fox

    Crafty Fox Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,428
    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2011
    Location:
    Perth Australia
    I used contact glue, cork onto MDF, then cut my discs using a carpenters hole saw.
    The handles were spindles that I'd cut the ends off, drilled 10mm hole at one end to epoxy glue the threaded rod into.
    They've lasted easily 5 years now with no sign of deterioration.

    IMG_3782.jpg
     
    Axis29, jvin248 and Stringbanger like this.
  6. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    25,949
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2010
    Location:
    Osaka, Japan
    I also used Titebond Original. No issues, though they haven't seen a whole lot of action.
     
    Stringbanger likes this.
  7. physicsteach

    physicsteach TDPRI Member

    Posts:
    62
    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2015
    Location:
    Evanston, IL
    Shoe goo? liquid nails?
     
    Stringbanger likes this.
  8. Stringbanger

    Stringbanger Telefied Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    27,092
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2013
    Location:
    West O' Philly, PA
    Thanks for the responses thus far guys. Now I might be a step closer to finishing this dulcimer that I started 5 years ago.:D
     
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.