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Posted by JC (188.8.131.52) on May 17, 2002 at 07:17:19:
In Reply to: Repair for plywood edges? posted by Steve Kirtley on May 16, 2002 at 19:33:18:
A violin/cello luthier told me to cut some thin strips of spruce (I used a table saw) slightly thicker than the laminate you are replacing. I glued them with Elmers and clamped them into place. Then sanded them to the same level of the laminate. I also tried using wood filler (plastic wood pine) in a couple of spots. I used seedlac to varnish the wood. Neither method is perfect. The filler looks the most invisible when you look straight on but at certain angles it is very obvious. The spruce doesnt change at different angles like the filler but it has a coarse grain which doesnt match the the spruce laminate. The best solution would be to be patient and find some spruce that matches the laminate. The biggest problem is the finish. My bass is blonde so it was easy to match the coloring with the seedlac. If you have a dark colored bass it will be difficult/impossible for a lay person to match the shellac color. The color is from layers of various colors of shellac...it is not a stain (not soaked into the wood).
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