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Pin Wire – 1 Ft.

0-80 Pin Wire .051″  (1.3mm) diameter.
2-56 Pin Wire .072″ (1.83mm) diameter.
4-40 Pin Wire .093″ (2.36mm) diameter

Beeswax 2 Oz. Round Plug

A very fine natural wax with a smooth texture. Great lubricant for burnishing and swedging. Use it for sealing vent tubes and so forth.

$5.50 Add to cart

Carbon Fiber Crack Rod

A great alternative to pinning with traditional threaded metal pins, Carbon Fiber is taking over! Pinning with Carbon Fiber rod is less challenging than metal pins and the results are strong and reliable. Most technicians who’ve adopted this system report fantastic results.

$9.95 Add to cart

Carbon Fibre Ribbon – 12 Ft.

Graphite banding is the sure way to guarantee that a crack will stay closed permanently.

$16.00 Add to cart

Crack Chaser Saw Blade

Follow a wooden woodwind instrument crack with our Crack Chaser micro circular saw blade to expose fresh wood which will create a better bonding surface for CA adhesive. Combine this technique with our Carbon Fiber Crack Rod pinning and you’ve got a permanent repair.

$10.00 Add to cart

Crack Chaser Saw Blade w/ Arbor

Follow a wooden woodwind instrument crack with our Crack Chaser micro circular saw blade to expose fresh wood which will create a better bonding surface for CA adhesive. Combine this technique with our Carbon Fiber Crack Rod pinning and you’ve got a permanent repair.

$21.25 Add to cart

Pinning: Pinning has long been the preferred method for repairing cracks on wood instruments. Pins are actually threaded rods that are inserted through the wall of an instrument across the crack to hold it together. In the past, this was the best option available to the service technician, but it wasn’t always successful. Not only is it a fairly visible repair, it also has the potential to inadvertently alter the sound characteristics of the instrument and worse, the crack will often reappear.

Graphite Banding: Graphite banding is a newer, far more reliable method for crack repair that produces much more stable and aesthetically pleasing results. In addition to repairing areas that have already been damaged, graphite banding can also be used to reinforce weak areas such as tenons and sockets before they crack. The banding will not open back up as is possible with pinning or CA glues and fillers and graphite banding won’t compress the bore like metal bands. When used properly, this method provides a visually elegant, permanent repair that won’t adversely affect the sound or feel of the instrument. It will provide the most effective solution to many structural problems. To learn more about this great technique, please read the detailed instructions by clicking on the item below.