#169144  by lbpesq
 Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:56 am
Like the title says, I’m starting out on my second Alligator build and the hardest part to find is the old 1970s Alembic/Stars style brass channel bridge. So I decided to build one myself. I have no training or experience in metalwork, and had no help from anyone who does. I figured this out as I went along. After several false starts and a few outright failures, I completed the first one that I’m not embarrassed to show to the world. Of course most of the world has no idea what this is or why anyone would want one. But the few that are more enlightened tend to hang out around here! Lol

Bill, tgo
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 #169145  by Jon S.
 Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:17 pm
That reminds me of my bridge below, that was sold to me on eBay as likely being an Alembic, identified 5 or so years ago by folks right here as instead likely a Stars, and then recharacterized by some here as neither (I still think its a Stars).

This being said, nice job on yours!!

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 #169146  by TI4-1009
 Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:26 pm
Well done!
 #169154  by LazyLightning72
 Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:22 pm
lbpesq wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:56 am
Like the title says, I’m starting out on my second Alligator build and the hardest part to find is the old 1970s Alembic/Stars style brass channel bridge. So I decided to build one myself. I have no training or experience in metalwork, and had no help from anyone who does. I figured this out as I went along. After several false starts and a few outright failures, I completed the first one that I’m not embarrassed to show to the world. Of course most of the world has no idea what this is or why anyone would want one. But the few that are more enlightened tend to hang out around here! Lol

Bill, tgo
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Bill, are those plastic washers, or retaining clips, or neither? Whichever they are, did you have to special order them?
 #169155  by lbpesq
 Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:26 pm
Plastic washers. I ordered them on-line from the same place I got my brass screws and nuts. My local hardware store also has them. They allow the screw to turn without screwing/unscrewing the nut which is seated with loctite

Bill, tgo
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