Geraghty Posted August 5, 2006 Share Posted August 5, 2006 I'm restoring a Jones 26 button and the main problem I'm facing at the moment is the fact that the scrolled ends arenearly shattered and completely unusable. They're filled with cracks and missing pieces, and currently are not structurally sound enough to use the instrument. You can get an idea of the damage with the photos below, but there are a lot of cracks and splits along the grain that don't really show up. The right side is worse as you can see, with a large section missing under the handrest. But I need to replace both of them before the instrument can be used at all. The thick, hexagonal, structural bits of wood are fine - it's just the thin scrolled pieces at the top. I don't have a wood shop or access to one, but really I just need two thin-ish pieces of wood cut to hexagonal shape and with the right holes drilled in...and perhaps a bit more cut out to let air and sound through. Does anyone know how much it might cost to get this done somewhere? Does anyone have a wood shop and feel like giving something like this a try? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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