Thursday 13 February 2014

Broken headstock Garrison guitar

I used a coffee can to scribe the circle and inlaid a piece of walnut. The walnut is book matched, it allowed me to fit the outside of headstock and trim the inside to make it fit. Normally you could trim to the outside of the head stock but I was fitting this inside the head stock binding.

Wednesday 12 February 2014

Fractured Framus Texan

I thought I'd have to replace the whole side but as I started repairing the structure, I thought "I can fix this". The cracks were doable, the missing pieces were the real challenge.

Tuesday 11 February 2014

Gluing back braces

There are a few ways of clamping lose back braces. You can use a small turnbuckle as a spreader clamp or wedge a small dowel between the brace and the top.I posted some pictures of my brace jack a while ago.

I prefer this jig when the lose brace is close enough to the sound hole, it allows greater control and pressure.