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    Re: Odd headstock repair

    After much though and careful observation, here's what I ended up doing. The wood was indeed so thin that I determined that I couldn't effectively carve anything out. The only effective way to...
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    Re: Odd headstock repair

    Excellent conversation! Thanks very much for your insights. I agree that drilling for dowels won't work here. I've been studying the joint (measure 3 times, cut once!) and there simply isn't...
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    Re: Top repair patch

    That's a pretty good looking repair! You might be ablate get away with a amber top or a very light burst.
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    Re: Odd headstock repair

    Thanks! RC66, I think you are essentially correct. I need to create a solid support for the neck. The glue joint is simply too small of a surface area to be effective in the long run. With the...
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    Thanks very much! Just the advice I needed to hear. I have access to maple and walnut, and was pondering rosewood or ebony but will avoid them now.

    RE old glue, yes, I did take time and carefully...
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    Re: Odd headstock repair

    OK, I cleaned off the excess glue and the joint does indeed look solid, though as suggested, it will be a while before I put it to the test!

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    There definitely was wear at the...
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    Re: Odd headstock repair

    I broke down and bought a bag of Milligan & Higgins. Might as well try to do it right.

    I glued it up this morning. This proved to be a bit more difficult than I imagined, and I didn't expect it...
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    Re: Top repair patch

    OK, here's radical idea that might work..

    If you want a perfect match, very carefully cut out an area of the top slightly larger than the damaged area and level it all to the thickness of that...
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    Re: Odd headstock repair

    For some reason, these pics didn't come through. Here they are again.

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    Re: Re-glueing vintage pick guard/ body clamp

    I'm pleased with how it turned out. I've been doing finish touch up (French Polish) and it's starting to look fairly good. I'll post pics and it's history when I get it done. Quite a return from...
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    Re: Odd headstock repair

    A few more details, the bowl side has a single split section that should be an easy fix.

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    What looks like a missing section in this pic actually turned out to be a black section of the...
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    Re: Odd headstock repair

    The maker is J N O Brandt, Chicago. Patent date of 1899 on the Mandolin and 1898 on the tailpiece. Every indication I can see suggests that this is a well crafted instrument though I haven't...
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    Re: Odd headstock repair

    Thanks John. That's sort of what I was getting a sense of. I've got Behlen's hide glue from Stu Mac, but I didn't see a gram strength on it. I'll mix up a fresh batch for this one. The fit looks...
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    Odd headstock repair

    Hi,

    Here's the latest project/dilemma. This is an Ebay purchase that was reasonably priced, but had a serious issue, a broken headstock.

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    It has an odd fiddle style headstock with...
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    Re: Re-glueing vintage pick guard/ body clamp

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    Worked great! I used tight bond. In retrospect, I'd use more and thin it out a bit. I did have one air bubble to deal with, the top is arched and it was hard to apply even pressure.
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    Re: Re-glueing vintage pick guard/ body clamp

    Thanks very much, everyone! I'll go watch the video, but based on your comments, will probably try the Titebond method. I agree about avoiding contact cements etc on vintage instruments whenever...
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    Re: Re-glueing vintage pick guard/ body clamp

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    Re: Repair Estimate too High?

    I've been entering the world of Bowl backs because exceptionally well made instruments are available at ridiculously reasonable prices from time to time. They all need work, but I'm slowly managing...
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    Re-glueing vintage pick guard/ body clamp

    I've recently been working on a severely damage Weymann Mandolute which has been sitting around the workshop for years. It had taken a serious fall and the entire end where the tail block is located...
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    Hi, I've been looking for a good source for CAD bridges. Can you tell me where you are getting your's from? Will they duplicate a specific bridge?
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    Re: Bowlback repair of missing back strip

    I've been playing a bit with bowl backs recently so here's my 2 cents worth of advice.... I'd agree that the best way to proceed is to remove the entire stave and replace replace it. This also...
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    Re: 50's Kay Jumbo Restoration

    By God, Nick, you were right. Harmony doesn't use these... Apparently I was mis-
    identifying Harmonies for years!!!! Live and learn.
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    Re: 50's Kay Jumbo Restoration

    Thanks for the info, Nick. That's clearly the same guitar although the headstock on this one doesn't say Silverstone, it says "Supreme". The artwork on the headstock is identical, though.

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    Re: 50's Kay Jumbo Restoration

    Thanks very much for the info, folks! I did immediately grab those ebay bolts. I didn't find them yesterday, but it's all about asking the right search question!

    I believe as suggested, that...
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