Name of Fox bender part

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Name of Fox bender part

Post by Graham McDonald » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:22 am

I have made a Fox style bender for ukulele sides as part of the work on another book. I am writing up instructions on how to use the machine, but can't work out what to call the things that are used to pull the sides into shape around the upper and lower bouts. They are sitting on the bench to the left of the bender in the first photo and in place holding the ends of the sides in the second. Suggestions welcomed.

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Re: Name of Fox bender part

Post by Trevor Gore » Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:38 am

FWIW, I called them "sliding clamping blocks".

Jim Williams also called them "clamping blocks" in the text of his book but "wooden bars" on the plans he published.

"Fox blox" might have been more imaginative.

You could try asking at the source. Charles is very obliging.

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Re: Name of Fox bender part

Post by kiwigeo » Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:20 pm

I caul them calls....er I mean I call them cauls :D

You can caul them what you like...
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Re: Name of Fox bender part

Post by routout » Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:30 pm

Good Caul :D
John ,of way too many things to do.

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Re: Name of Fox bender part

Post by Dave M » Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:52 am

Caul me pedantic but I reckon they are sliding cauls!
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Re: Name of Fox bender part

Post by Graham McDonald » Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:52 pm

"sliding cauls'. I like that one. I did send an email off to Charles Fox, but no reply.

Thank you all. Appreciated.

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Re: Name of Fox bender part

Post by kiwigeo » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:15 pm

Dave M wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:52 am
Caul me pedantic but I reckon they are sliding cauls!
I reckon they slip more than slide...so theyre slipping cauls
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Re: Name of Fox bender part

Post by kiwigeo » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:16 pm

routout wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:30 pm
Good Caul :D
What did you just caul me??? :x
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Re: Name of Fox bender part

Post by routout » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:10 am

:lol: it's a cute little bender :)
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