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Eric DeSilva
12-12-2014, 11:36 AM
http: // washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/tls/4793716273.html

Description is "30 custom made wood clamps of various sizes in wood box. Made and used by expert woodworker."

I am not an expert woodworker, so maybe I'm missing something. Can anyone figure out what these would be used for? The design seems... compromised... for the types of things I clamp.

fred marcuson
12-12-2014, 11:57 AM
depending on the size , could be used for a few things ...
violin edge clamps , cello , upright bass or even guitar .

John Vernier
12-12-2014, 11:57 AM
Violin makers sometimes use these to glue the top/bottom boards, using a lot of them all around the edge of the instrument. You don't need a lot of pressure from any one clamp. There are more sophisticated clamps for the purpose, but these are cheap and easy to make.

Jim Creech
12-12-2014, 5:05 PM
I've made a dozen or so myself for stringed instrument repair, mostly re gluing loose tops and backs.