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Curly Koa
09-29-2013, 06:06 PM
The bridge popped off of one of my solid cedar ukes. Which glue should I use to try to get it back on? It pulled a bunch of the wood right off with it. Thanks!

orangeena
09-29-2013, 10:46 PM
Wow, so the original glue did not fail, the wood failed, at least to some extent. I use Titebond to attach my bridges as it is easy to use, but whilst it may reattach you bridge I would be more concerned about the reason behind it coming off so dramatically in the first place. Did you have it tuned differently at all?

Sven
09-29-2013, 11:23 PM
I've seen that too, a bridge coming off with a cedar patch under it. It was Titebond.

Beau Hannam Ukuleles
09-30-2013, 04:55 AM
all glue (well, titebond, LMI and hide glue) is stronger then the soft wood it adheres to.

Curly Koa
09-30-2013, 02:31 PM
Yeah...inexpensive uke. No weird tuning, but I think there were some environmental changes in the room in which it was hanging. AC was replaced in the summer, just a few days before I found it busted up. It was the only uke not in its case.

tomas13
09-30-2013, 04:15 PM
Just a thought; make everything snug so it glues back
perfectly in place and then make thin holes that string right
under the bridge slots and through the top of the instrument w. small beads holding the strings inside up against the bridge patch.
I've done that on a dodgy uke and it has been solid for 5 years.
Here's a thread on doing a 'string-through bridge':

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?33070-Strings-through-bridge-and-top-vs-knots-or-tying

All the best,
Tomas