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Spring Loaded Gobar
A bit more involved than the PVC Gobars. The nice thing about these gobars is the ability to choose your own spring tension. Gobars are primarily used to hold down a tone bar being glued to a soundboard.


Spring Loaded Gobars
1/2" diameter x 3" wood dowel

1/4" diameter x 18" wood dowel

1" long spring with diameter less than 5/16"

Length of Fishing Line

1. Drill a 1/16" hole 1" from top of 1/2" dowel through dowel

2.Drill 5/16" hole into 1 end of the dowel 1 1/2" deep

3. Drill 1/16" hole 1 3/4" from top of 1/4" dowel (drill all the way through)

4. Insert spring into the 5/16" hole drilled in step 2

5. Tie part A to part B with fishing line


Actual Components:
1. spring inserted into 5/16" hole in center of 1/2" dowel

2. 1/4" diameter dowel will go into 1/2" dowels 5/16" drilled hole

3. A fishing line will tie pieces together.


Gobars In Use:
Shown at left are the spring loaded gobars fitted between the top of the gobar deck plywood sheet. The opposite ends of the gobar...(not shown in picture) ...are holding down a tone bar being glued to a soundboard.

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