FORUM

Please have a look at our Forum Rules. Lets keep this forum an enjoyable place to visit.

A A A
Avatar

Please consider registering
guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
Finish crack at endpin
What to do? Crack in the finish at the endpin
Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 (0 votes) 
Avatar
kanegs
Member
Members
January 26, 2013 - 4:22 pm
Member Since: January 21, 2013
Forum Posts: 7
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I just recently got my violin out and restrung it after a twenty year hiatus...

I know this isn't a new crack, but I can't remember when it first appeared (likely 25-30 years ago).

There's no buzzing and it doesn't go all the way to the top or bottom. There's no bulging or signs of separation. Is there an easy DIY fix? I was thinking of using the touch-up markers that StewMac sells, but they're for guitar with a nitrocellulose lacquer finish.lower-bout-finish-crack.jpgImage Enlarger

sp_PlupAttachments Attachments
Avatar
Fiddlestix
Michigan, USA
King
Members

Regulars
January 26, 2013 - 11:39 pm
Member Since: January 21, 2012
Forum Posts: 2637
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Jeff,,, that doesn't look like a real crack in the wood. Just tonight I was changing the tailpiece on my Concert Master violin and while the end plug was out I noticed that's where the seam in the wood is I hardly think it's an actual crack because there is a wood block behind that the rib's are glued to. It could be just a small seperation in the wood. Can you see through the crack to the inside of the violin ?, put a light inside the violin and look of there's light coming through.

Also, I don't see any other dammage where the top and bottom are glued to the rib's.

I don't think there's a huge problem there.

 

Avatar
kanegs
Member
Members
January 26, 2013 - 11:57 pm
Member Since: January 21, 2013
Forum Posts: 7
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

The crack is only in the finish. Under magnification I can see the seam between the ribs, but no crack. Like you said, there's a block behind there too.

There are lots of finer cracks in the finish, but that is the only spot where you can see bare wood.

I think I'll resist the urge to "fix" it.

Avatar
AdverseD
Regular advisor
Members

Regulars
January 27, 2013 - 5:37 am
Member Since: June 24, 2012
Forum Posts: 110
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

If it sounds good, I myself definitely wouldn't mess with it.

Forum Timezone: America/New_York

Most Users Ever Online: 231

Currently Online: BillyG
32 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Members Birthdays
sp_BirthdayIcon
Today None
Upcoming HeadCheese, Mad_Wed, ButteryStuffs, kit, makinnoise

Top Posters:

coolpinkone: 3767

Mad_Wed: 2849

Barry: 2661

Fiddlestix: 2637

Oliver: 2439

DanielB: 2379

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 1

Members: 3556

Moderators: 0

Admins: 2

Forum Stats:

Groups: 16

Forums: 56

Topics: 6443

Posts: 80363

Newest Members:

FerSZ, elaine a, Mukundan, MyMing, dbsimon, stirlingite771

Administrators: Fiddlerman: 11706, KindaScratchy: 1651