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Spring Clothes Pin
Clamp Extender
© Frank Ford, 4/4/02; Photos by FF

Julyan Wallis just e-mailed me from the U.K., with this wonderful little trick. Sometimes his Klemmsia clamps are just a bit too short to reach a brace he wants to reglue inside a guitar top. To reach a little farther, he simply tapes a regular spring clothes pin onto the end of the bottom jaw of the clamp, like this:

Then, when he tightens the clamp, the clothes pin is jammed up against the top, and forced open as it exerts pressure way out at the end:

The best part is that because of the spring action, it doesn't even need to be very securely taped onto the clamp!

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