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Chris Templeton


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The Green Mountain State
Post  Posted 13 Sep 2021 3:23 pm    
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I spoke with Ross Shafer at Sierra Steel Guitars about my design called "The Candy cane bell crank", because I designed it from a Sierra bell crank.
Here's a drawing I made 20 or so years ago and an explanation.
Please PM me if you would like to use this idea, maybe adapted to a different bell crank:

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John Hyland

 

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South Australia
Post  Posted 16 Sep 2021 4:51 pm    
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Interesting idea but to return the rod to the upper position might not be so easy. Maybe?
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Chris Templeton


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The Green Mountain State
Post  Posted 16 Sep 2021 5:26 pm    
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It's all in the lubrication. No screeching of aluminum.
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John Hyland

 

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Post  Posted 16 Sep 2021 5:46 pm    
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I can see a push forward and the rod drops under gravity. But getting it back requires finding the right rod and pushing up along with the bellcrack at the same time
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Cloverdale, CA, USA
Post  Posted 16 Sep 2021 9:48 pm     Re: The Candy Cane Bell Crank
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Chris Templeton wrote:
I spoke with Ross Shafer at Sierra Steel Guitars about my design called "The Candy cane bell crank", because I designed it from a Sierra bell crank.

It's an interesting idea but Ross Shafer's Sierra bell cranks don't have slots! Mr. Green I just back out the tuning nut with a few quick turns. Not as fast as your invention, but it works. Smile
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