muirtan wrote:Hi old potter, the first time some ( thin sliver) of the soundboard was still glued to the bridge. I'm not sure how he prepared but would have followed the kit instructions. He's been woodworking for over 40 years but just making cuboards/childrens toys etc as a hobby so not a complete novice. He's also very fussy regarding attention to detail.
David van Edwards is in Norwich so we could pay him a visit but was just thinking it would be good to work it through on our own.
simonm thanks for the links we'll have a look at those.
You are supposed to very carefully remove those little slithers and reglue them back in their respective positions on the soundboard. Tedious but that's how a top notch repair is done. Using superglue will only make that kind of thing more difficult.
I know the method that Van Edwards uses to reglue bridges. He uses Hide glue and finger pressure, light finger pressure applied for a few minutes. You have to be careful using that technique shown in the video. If you apply glue like that, to the underside of the bridge, you will likely distort that bridge. Try it on a scrap piece of wood that has similar dimensions. Then check how flat that wood is (both directions) after the glue has dried.