Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Second year in Newark! Ready to discover the world of varnishes, the art of repairing old instruments... And trying out new making techniques!
A 2mm gap has to be left between each pair of studs (enough to insert a small wedge that will give me control on the angle of pressure.
You can also see that the center joint is open. I will take care of that once the first crack will be closed.
This is covered by retouching when all the cracks are glued.
So on the first half I took the stud pairs away, first carved away with a chisel, then using hot water, I cleaned the area around the crack and made studs to glue right on the crack (to give the cracker area an extra support and make sure it never comes apart again).