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by Paul Waters
Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:41 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Re-setting Neck with Faux Pearl Fretboard
Replies: 20
Views: 20250

Re: Re-setting Neck with Faux Pearl Fretboard

Where heat is an Issue you should look into the alcohol method Michael has described. I have had success in the past on some hide glue seams that have a starting gap by gently inserting cotton wool into the seam and wicking alcohol onto it to keep it damp. you can then gently ease it further into th...
by Paul Waters
Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: Bowed Stringed Instruments and Bows
Topic: Remember my bass viol? Its finished!
Replies: 14
Views: 19585

Re: Remember my bass viol? Its finished!

That's pretty spectacular. Is there no carving of the top? Or is it "assembled" and then carved? This is a bent stave soundboard. Slip matched pieces of spruce are bent, then glued together, then carved. The pieces are each no more than 1cm thick and the carving goes pretty easy compared to "tradit...