I doubt I'm the first guy to come up with this but this is a little trick that I learned on my own quite a while ago. This is a pretty simple way to suspend your neck out in space without having to pop cash for a swivel vise.

The cool thing about this is that once you have your scrap blocks clamped in place, you only have to remove the clamp holding the neck and the top clamp in order to remove the neck or place it differently. When you put that top clamp in place, it locks everything into place real tight. You could go to work on the wood with a handsaw and it wouldn't move.


Views: 67

Replies to This Discussion

I have a small 4" vice that I unbolt tun thro' 90 degrees and bolt down again for working on my necks.
KInda useful, just a pain to keep unbolting, but the vice has to be removed for a work area on my bench. (Very small workshop).
Might just try your idea when I get more clamps.

RSS

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation? How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources

Discussion Forum

Building a Cigar Box Guitar Part 1 - Intro

Started by Josh Gayou (SmokehouseGuitars). Last reply by Dan Mullen Feb 22, 2014. 6 Replies

Part 5 - Tapered Necks - Carving

Started by Josh Gayou (SmokehouseGuitars). Last reply by Mike Brobeck Oct 29, 2011. 7 Replies

Part 5 - Necks - Scarf Joints

Started by Josh Gayou (SmokehouseGuitars). Last reply by Josh Gayou (SmokehouseGuitars) Feb 23, 2011. 12 Replies

Building a Cigar Box Guitar Part 2 - Tools

Started by Josh Gayou (SmokehouseGuitars). Last reply by Wiley Rutledge Dec 14, 2010. 6 Replies

Building a Cigar Box Guitar Part 3 - Supplies

Started by Josh Gayou (SmokehouseGuitars). Last reply by ledbelly Nov 16, 2010. 2 Replies

Part 4 - Design

Started by Josh Gayou (SmokehouseGuitars). Last reply by Josh Gayou (SmokehouseGuitars) Nov 9, 2010. 2 Replies

Alternate Neck Joints - The V Joint

Started by Josh Gayou (SmokehouseGuitars). Last reply by colin mcgrath Nov 5, 2010. 6 Replies

Why You Shouldn't Listen Too Closely to the "Experts"

Started by Josh Gayou (SmokehouseGuitars). Last reply by colin mcgrath Nov 5, 2010. 9 Replies

Tung Oil Finish

Started by Josh Gayou (SmokehouseGuitars). Last reply by Fitzhugh Sep 12, 2010. 1 Reply

Part 5 - Necks - Fret Work

Started by Josh Gayou (SmokehouseGuitars). Last reply by Fitzhugh Aug 21, 2010. 23 Replies

Part 5 - Tapered Necks - The Fretboard

Started by Josh Gayou (SmokehouseGuitars). Last reply by Josh Gayou (SmokehouseGuitars) Jul 30, 2010. 5 Replies

Guitar Wiring Basics

Started by Josh Gayou (SmokehouseGuitars). Last reply by ian frazier May 14, 2010. 2 Replies

String Intonation Explained

Started by Josh Gayou (SmokehouseGuitars) Feb 10, 2010. 0 Replies

Part 6 - Finishes - French Polish

Started by Josh Gayou (SmokehouseGuitars) Feb 8, 2010. 0 Replies

Improvised Bench Dogs

Started by Josh Gayou (SmokehouseGuitars). Last reply by HOGS GRUNT Oct 12, 2009. 1 Reply

mini-humbucker

Started by bucky. Last reply by bucky Dec 31, 2008. 3 Replies

Latest Activity

Derek Rose commented on James O Lunsford's video
Thumbnail

Poor Side Of Town On Dulcimer

"Good to see and hear you again James O! Great feeling in your vocal and always enjoy your dulcimer…"
9 minutes ago
Derek Rose liked James O Lunsford's video
11 minutes ago
Derek Rose commented on BeetleJuice!'s video
13 minutes ago
Derek Rose liked BeetleJuice!'s video
14 minutes ago
Derek Rose commented on Richard Sundberg's video
Thumbnail

The Nationwide DMR Lap Diddley Board

"Wild drive down the Cali coast Richard. Glad the knife didn't shorten your lap dance-capades…"
15 minutes ago
Derek Rose liked Richard Sundberg's video
19 minutes ago
Derek Rose commented on Poorness Studios's video
Thumbnail

My first Cigar Box Amplifier

"Nice amp. I have made a few cb amps and they are fun little projects and uses up the little cube…"
23 minutes ago
Derek Rose liked Poorness Studios's video
25 minutes ago
Derek Rose commented on Andries D. EKER's video
Thumbnail

The Raid at Kickapoo Springs A. D. Eker 2019

"Great piece of musical imagery Andries! I like the mando bits and the fine guitar work."
29 minutes ago
Derek Rose liked Andries D. EKER's video
31 minutes ago
Derek Rose liked Norbert's video
35 minutes ago

Music

Loading…

© 2019   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/963882636?profile=original") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->