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» Anasazi Repair

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Hallo all,
Its been a while since Ive been here. I have an Erik the flutemaker Anasazi which I love. There are 2 long cracks going up both sides from the bottom. I bound them Last year and its worked fine. But now they have seperated again.
My question is what is the best way to reclose the cracks?
And what is the best way to adhere the Crack while trying to remain authentic? I know most people use wood glue, bunt I was Wondering if there is an easy way to get some sort of tar or tree sap that would be more authentic?

Thank you.


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You are in a tough climate for bamboo. I have been there. Repairing bamboo, is an involved process, which is pretty costly to do, on a flute of that value.

Maybe a maker has better advice.


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QUOTE(cloudsounds @ Mar 19 2017, 02:02 AM) *
Hallo all,
Its been a while since Ive been here. I have an Erik the flutemaker Anasazi which I love. There are 2 long cracks going up both sides from the bottom. I bound them Last year and its worked fine. But now they have seperated again.
My question is what is the best way to reclose the cracks?
And what is the best way to adhere the Crack while trying to remain authentic? I know most people use wood glue, bunt I was Wondering if there is an easy way to get some sort of tar or tree sap that would be more authentic?

Thank you.

Have you contacted Eric the Flute Maker to see if he would repair it, or give you a suggestion on how to best do it yourself?

I'm not sure what "authentic" means, as nearly all "Anasazi" flutes are modern interpretations of the artifacts, (bored with modern tools, made with different woods, modified the mouthpiece, refined finishes). That being said, I think a thicker CA glue would be the best approach. Mask the crack with masking tape to protect the outer wood, then fill the crack with CA glue, and spray an accelerant to cure it. Do this a couple times if the crack is large. Sand it to match the outer diameter, then bind the flute.

If you want to make sure the repair is reversible, you could use Paraloid B72 (stuff used to glue museum artifacts together). B72 is an acrylic glue (as is CA glue), and it is easily dissolved in acetone and a few other solvents, so if you change your mind later you can clean it up and use something else later. B72 is weaker than CA glue, but it should bond well enough to the wood.

If you prefer older techniques, you could fill the cracks with pitch pine glue. then get some sinew cordage to bind it.

Mike

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QUOTE(Mike @ Mar 19 2017, 03:49 AM) *
Have you contacted Eric the Flute Maker to see if he would repair it, or give you a suggestion on how to best do it yourself?

I'm not sure what "authentic" means, as nearly all "Anasazi" flutes are modern interpretations of the artifacts, (bored with modern tools, made with different woods, modified the mouthpiece, refined finishes). That being said, I think a thicker CA glue would be the best approach. Mask the crack with masking tape to protect the outer wood, then fill the crack with CA glue, and spray an accelerant to cure it. Do this a couple times if the crack is large. Sand it to match the outer diameter, then bind the flute.

If you want to make sure the repair is reversible, you could use Paraloid B72 (stuff used to glue museum artifacts together). B72 is an acrylic glue (as is CA glue), and it is easily dissolved in acetone and a few other solvents, so if you change your mind later you can clean it up and use something else later. B72 is weaker than CA glue, but it should bond well enough to the wood.

If you prefer older techniques, you could fill the cracks with pitch pine glue. then get some sinew cordage to bind it.

Mike

Thank you Mike ! !
The pitch pine glue is exactly what I was looking for !

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