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SPLITTING HEADSTOCK HELP

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Mar 22. 17 Replies

Hi AllI'm no CBG builder, but need some advice on my headstock is splitting around the log of the guitar tunerits there any I can use to stop this…Continue

Drummond & Hammett 3 string

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wes May 23, 2017. 5 Replies

HiFor sale Costom Drummond & Hammett 3 string as newBody maple and mahoganyMaple neckMini humbuckerWalnut bridgeRope binding on neckSerial number 348 - 127Post to Uk only sorry£180 plus…Continue

UK Box Festivals

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wes Feb 16, 2017. 4 Replies

HiAny UK CBG festivals specially in the summer ?Any info for what's gong on in the UK will be very greatfulThanks WesContinue

 

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Mar 29
Paul Craig replied to Wes's discussion SPLITTING HEADSTOCK HELP
"Glue on the end grain is a good idea."
Mar 22
Tom replied to Wes's discussion SPLITTING HEADSTOCK HELP
"I am a little late in the game but my two cents is I would inset and glue a piece of wood to fill the gap and then sand the end grain to bare wood and then go over the end grain with super glue.  The super glue will go into the grain of…"
Mar 22
Wes replied to Wes's discussion SPLITTING HEADSTOCK HELP
"Thanks all"
Mar 21
StorminSteve replied to Wes's discussion SPLITTING HEADSTOCK HELP
"Go get yourself some JB weld brand "quick wood" putty, stuff in to the crack using a card, razor blade or what have you, And get a sheet of hobby craft 3mm plywood, trace the headstock shape on to it, cut it out and glue on the bottom side…"
Mar 21
Paul Craig replied to Wes's discussion SPLITTING HEADSTOCK HELP
"Your idea of opening the crack and filling it with a sliver of wood may put more stress on the wood around the hole and cause a new crack. Also, it may make the hole bigger causing a loose tuning key to rattle. This is the reason my guitar has a…"
Mar 21
Paul Craig replied to Wes's discussion SPLITTING HEADSTOCK HELP
"It's fix and add plate or time to strip off the wings and put new ones on with the grain in the right direction and possibly harder wood."
Mar 21
Paul Craig replied to Wes's discussion SPLITTING HEADSTOCK HELP
"That's why the plate is a good idea, to keep the problem from reoccurring in that spot or another. The plate would absorb the stress and possibly help with tone and sustain."
Mar 21
Richard Dean replied to Wes's discussion SPLITTING HEADSTOCK HELP
"I don't know guys, typically, I'd agree with you, glue and clamp, but, you'll be reapplying the pressure and it will want to pull apart again, the glued joint won't, but right next to it might pull apart since it's got grain…"
Mar 21
Paul Craig replied to Wes's discussion SPLITTING HEADSTOCK HELP
"I second the glue it and clamp it fix. I like Darryl's recommendation of adding the plate to either top or back since the grain is running the opposite way as Richard pointed out. That will reinforce the headstock against more splits later."
Mar 21
darryl kernaghan replied to Wes's discussion SPLITTING HEADSTOCK HELP
"As it,s a cbg , maybe you could re inforce it with a bit of 1/8 aluminium plate like i did on the one pictured when i thought i,d got a bit thin on the headstock, so added it to be safe"
Mar 21
Erasmo Coco replied to Wes's discussion SPLITTING HEADSTOCK HELP
"If you can get a clamp on it to squeeze it closed . Wet a small paint brush and wet the crack. Dip the wet brush in wood glue titebond or something similar and dap it in the crack forcing it into it .Clamp it"
Mar 20
Wes replied to Wes's discussion SPLITTING HEADSTOCK HELP
"Thanks for the reply "
Mar 20
Richard Dean replied to Wes's discussion SPLITTING HEADSTOCK HELP
"Ahhhh, this guy... looks like the grain was running the wrong direction on your wings for the headstock, this contributed to the split, you may get more, if it splits again, make a one piece face for the headstock and glue over the headstock, may…"
Mar 20
Richard Dean replied to Wes's discussion SPLITTING HEADSTOCK HELP
"Then I would slightly enlarge to slot, glue in a piece, I wouldn't just try and glue it back together, seems like the simple solution, but if there was enough stress from humidity/expansion, gluing it as is and trying to apply pressure might…"
Mar 20

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At 6:12pm on February 24, 2017, ShadowChancer said…
Hi Wes , I'm also looking for UK events , (at any level) from pub gigs to gbg open mic nights ? I'm from Central Scotland , I'd put an event on if I thought I could drum up the interest , let me know if you hear anything
 
 
 

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