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bornagainjeeper
05-28-2009, 04:11 PM
Need help quickly...the nut on my mainland seems to have come loose from humidity...would a tiny bit of emlers regular glue be the right choice? i hope someone answers quick or i'll do it I SWEAR

seeso
05-28-2009, 04:13 PM
(Insert joke here)

JT_Ukes
05-28-2009, 04:16 PM
not touching that title

hoosierhiver
05-28-2009, 04:20 PM
No problem. We don't glue them incase people want to mess with the action or change from a lowG. If it seems to slide around a little, put a tiny dab of elmers under it. That way you can get it loose if you ever want to change it.

seeso
05-28-2009, 04:21 PM
not touching that title

Or that nut.

See what I did there?

bornagainjeeper
05-28-2009, 04:22 PM
No problem. We don't glue them incase people want to mess with the action or change from a lowG. If it seems to slide around a little, put a tiny dab of elmers under it. That way you can get it loose if you ever want to change it.

you know i was wondering....because when i took it off their didn't seem to be any residue of any sort, it obviously wasn't causing me any real trouble i just noticed it was moving so i figured i should make it stop...i put a very thin layer of elmers under there but i can see why you'd leave it loose...did i mention i love this uke more than anything in the world?

Ahnko Honu
05-28-2009, 04:24 PM
Nothing worse than a broken nut. :rofl:

Ahnko Honu
05-28-2009, 04:26 PM
Some guys use a drop of hot melt glue, easy on, easy off.

seeso
05-28-2009, 04:28 PM
Nothing worse than a loose nut. I've had one since the war.

bornagainjeeper
05-28-2009, 04:28 PM
i contemplated "I need help with a busted nut..."

specialmike
05-28-2009, 04:31 PM
you could try fixing it with some super glue or something. Elmer's glue might be messy and it might not hold it well enough. Go to Lowes (or any home improvement store) and go through their adhesives aisle.

But I would just buy another nut ASAP, that is, if you're familiar with how to take the nut off.

JT_Ukes
05-28-2009, 04:33 PM
i contemplated "I need help with a busted nut..."

See.. I wasn't going to go there...

DeG
05-28-2009, 05:01 PM
<sigh> Our little boy is all grown up... You're a man now Jeeper! :D

iamdanielle
05-28-2009, 05:48 PM
i contemplated "I need help with a busted nut..."

Pssshhhhh.
Hehehehehehhehehe.

khrome
05-28-2009, 07:47 PM
*giggling like a schoolgirl*

buddhuu
05-29-2009, 03:38 AM
If you use Titebond or superglue then just a tiny spot on the end of the fretboard side will do it. In future a gentle tap will knock it free.

If you glue on the end of the fretboard the grain orientation makes it less likely that the glue will pull any wood off than if you glue underneath the nut. I had a mandolin with a nut glued on at the bottom. When I tapped it free to replace it with a bone one it pulled a couple of small splinters off along the grain of the neck. No big deal, but it raised a frown.

Denno
05-29-2009, 03:41 AM
Glue wont do it man, you need a doctor.

kailua
05-29-2009, 04:28 AM
Get another nut. Two are better than one. ;)

JT_Ukes
05-29-2009, 04:52 AM
Get another nut. Two are better than one. ;)

Now don't be a greedy Squirrel

beeejums
05-29-2009, 04:58 AM
Don't they have surgeries for that? I'd call your health insurance company first, though.

Ukuleleblues
05-29-2009, 06:39 AM
Just a ting bit of elmers will work. I try not to glue onto the end of the fretboard just the neck. I don't want to chance chiping the fretboard if I need to remove it.

O yea, great title:o

pebbleInDaPacific
05-29-2009, 08:27 AM
elmer on your nut? that works? :D

JT_Ukes
05-29-2009, 08:54 AM
elmer on your nut? that works? :D

until it dries.....


or so i've heard.....