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Thread: I should know better

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Stockton on Tees..North East UK.

    Default I should know better

    Just to prove that I'm as big an idiot as the next..I made a cock up today ..While doing a trial fit on a dovetail joint all ready for the glue up..I dropped the 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 I put the kettle on and held the ding over the steaming spout and completely ruined the french polish finish ..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.
    Last edited by Timbuck; 09-20-2011 at 11:57 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Kentucky, USA


    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.

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