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 Corks
Author: Jeff 
Date:   1999-08-23 12:46

I have had corks coming apart lately, and the music store around here is really slow at getting stuff done. I know there are kits where you can do it yourself. Should I stick with the slow music store or try to do it myself?


Jeff


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 RE: Corks
Author: Kontragirl 
Date:   1999-08-23 23:53

I know what you mean with the slow music stores. By the time you get it back, you could have done it yourself. I don't mess with the corks on the contra, because it's the schools instrument, I let them pay for it. But on my soprano, I do it myself. If I can do it, you can do it.

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 RE: Corks
Author: Willie 
Date:   1999-08-24 02:32

I not only do my own but I usualy do the ones for the kids at the school too. If they put in the shop it takes at least a month to get it back. One reason they come off so much these days, I feel, is the cork grease which is petroleum based (chap stick I think). In the old days it was made from hog lard & bees wax boiled together and it didn't attack the cement as bad as this new stuff does.

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 RE: Corks
Author: ron 
Date:   1999-08-24 19:10

Jeff -
Ferree's sells sheet cork in a wide variety of thicknesses. They also sell stick shellac which has to be heated to make it 'flow' or tube cement which is a pretty good alternative. With a little patience you should be able to do a credible cork job yourself.
ron

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 RE: Corks
Author: Donn 
Date:   1999-08-27 15:40

I'm a do-it-yourselfer, and I have had great success using
sheet cork and contact cement.
1. Remove old cork and glue with single edge razor blade being careful not to cut into wood (or plastic)
2. Cut strip of cork to width of groove in tenon.
3. Cut bevel on one end of strip.
4. Coat strip and tenon groove with cement; allow to dry.
5. Start strip bevel side up and wrap around tenon.
6. Coat bevel with a little cement.
7. Finish wrapping cork and allow to set.
8. Trim cork and sand to fit.

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 RE: Corks
Author: Mark Weinstein 
Date:   1999-08-30 03:36

Could some body EXPAND the definition of how to cut the end with the bevel ... whih direction up or do, front side or back .... and hen ... give some more detail and how you handle the "wrap around" and then "trim". Thanks

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 RE: Corks
Author: Mark Weinstein 
Date:   1999-08-30 03:39

RE-reading the posts ... do you glue the back of the cork and then re-glue agina ?? See the prior post #4 with the #'d instructions. Thanks. (why would you glue twice, to insure couyld contact between cork and tenon ?

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