Monthly Archives: February 2014

Replacing Missing Tortoiseshell with Dyed Optical Epoxy

As published in the IPCI Book. The conventional manner to repair damaged tortoiseshell has been to fill the frog with small pieces of tortoiseshell cut from combs, oriental fans, or other flea-market finds and glue the pieces into place using CA glue. However, results of this time-consuming method varied and, today, tortoiseshell has become very […]

Reinforcing a Cracked Pegbox Wall with a Carbon-fibre Bushing (Ring)

As published in the IPCI Book. One of the traditional methods employed to repair cracked pegbox wall consists of removing half the thickness of the pegbox inner wall over the crack area, and then fitting one or two reinforcement pieces, or clavettes, made of cross-grain maple.[1]¬†Invasive and time-consuming, this method not only requires a fair […]