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Hi all, I started drawing out a violin sized string jack based off this design I found online: http://www.scavm.com/Bridgejk.htm I'm thinking I'd like to divide it a little more equally in half (with a taller base) and make feet at the bottom to ensure that pressure is distributed over bassbar and soundpost. I was wondering if anyone could comment on what makes a good bridge jack, design flaws to be avoided. Thanks, Joel
Continuing on the trend of making highly specialized luthier tools with whatever I have lying around, I made a thickness gauge! It's a piece of oak, cut in the shape of a lyre because I wanted it to be more than just a plain [ bracket shape (and the whole thing with Apollo's lyre and god of music and all that, it's symbolic as well as practical), with a cheap but accurate digital caliper I had, some brass screws, rubber band, and a couple of burnt LEDs for the tips! I considered putting a little lever on it but it's really easy to raise the measuring bit the way it is with a thumb or just pulling on it so I think I'll just leave it as it is, since it's working just fine.