Have a quick look at this vid. The maker is A2 Guitars,(I have no clue!) but is articulate here, gives terrific detailed description, and I am positive this person probably has a ton more jigs at his shop. I invited him to come over and post on this Forum too. I hope he joins, as people with as much instrument repair experience as this gent has, would be a welcome addition here. Anyone know whi the Gent is?
That is a well thought out jig .You should not have to much troble copying that Kerry.Iam sure we all thank Mr. Collins for shareing it with each one of use.Bill.......
Hesh, are there other machines that you two have designed that we should see?
I went out today and bought the toggle clamps, and am drawing up plans right now.
Kerry, If you look at the first picture Robert posted of David Collins' jig you can see a couple of handles under the aluminum plate which appear to facilitate adjustments. The silver one on the front seems to lock vertical movement of the plate while the black handle on the side appears to deal with tilt. This is the most secure head stock glue up jig I've ever seen and I can see where it would be wonderful for scarf joint glue up too.
Thank-you for giving your consent to copy/modify your jig!!!
Just nobody copy and sell for profit, or you'll have 235 LBS of pissed off me to run from.
Laughing out loud Robert!!!
Ok good to know (I guess ?). I wouldn't do it, but you'd be fine if someone made your jigs and sold them on ebay ?
Someone on ebay makes a copy of the Erlewine "Neck-jig" and makes claims how it's superior to the one you buy from Stewmac. I find it very uncool to do that. especially when it has some qualities inferior to the stewmac tool that they *fail* to mention (jig pins zig-zagging, etc)
I'm fine with making a copy for personal use, but cranking out others tool designs for profit just isn't cool with me.
This guy selling the ebay 'Neck jig" doesn't even give a demo of his own jig in use, instead he has a link to someone using the stewmac one in his ebay ad with " to see how this jig works look at this video (link)"
More like stealing, and taking advantage of, to me, not "open source". I don't think these type of guys are sharing any innovations of their own (as if they had any of their own to share)
I made my own version of Frank's tang expanding tool for my personal use, but no way would I make more and sell them.
but what can you do?
Mmmm, I don't know, It's a funny thing, these kind of little problems that pop up like this, Ya know ?. Soooo, maybe like a sorta Luthier's Mafia type thing ? I'm only 1/4 Italian but we had an uncle that raked in big time during the prohibition (played cards with Al Capone's guys on Friday nights), so along those lines, maybe a more calm gentleman such as myself, given a large piece of maple or ash, perhaps, I could be, what's the term ? 'Quite persuasive' ?
David, I have about 80 instrument repair photoessays up on Facebook. I find it is one of my most satisfying things to do there, and is appreciated by many laypeople and some Luthiers too. I so enjoy doing all the photos and knitting them together...