View Full Version : I should know better

09-20-2011, 11:50 PM
Just to prove that I'm as big an idiot as the next..I made a cock up today :o..While doing a trial fit on a dovetail joint all ready for the glue up..I dropped the neck..it bounced of a nearby hardwood chair..and recieved a small ding to the headstock..I have read that hot water applied to the ding will bring it out like magic..so I put the kettle on and held the ding over the steaming spout and completely ruined the french polish finish :mad:..Mrs Timbuck will now have to redo it, while I stay in the workshop for a couple of days untill she cool's off :(
The good news is that the ding came out Ok.

Ken W
09-21-2011, 04:27 AM
Ouch! But...I guess there are worse punishments than having to stay in the shop for awhile. I've had good luck folding a paper towel a few times, dampening it with a bit of water, placing the towel over the ding, then applying heat with the tip of a hot soldering iron. This usually steams the dent out without affecting the surrounding area. Worth try. Hope you are allowed back inside the house before the weather gets too cold.