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Old 01-28-2020, 03:47 PM   #11
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I've done this very thing numerous times, with metal (silver and nickel) mounts, with imitation ivory mounts, and with real ivory mounts. This is my fix, and it works very well. Your mileage may vary.
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- remove the mount. Clean off the crap that's inevitably going to be there.
- put a small bead of clear silicone caulking on the inside leading edge of the mount. Less is more.
- carefully/slowly push the mount back into place, with about a quarter turn.
- let the caulking set, and you're good to go.
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I like this fix, because it doesn't place any stress on the mount, or the underlying blackwood. It's cheap, it can be re-done any time, and it's easy. The silicone is malleable, and adapts to the changes in season and temperature. When the wood contracts (in winter), it contracts more than the mount (be it metal or ivory), creating a gap between the two. The silicone gently fills that void. When the reverse happens in summer (expansion), the silicone "squishes" down without tightening down on the underlying wood too much. It's a way of gluing the two together, without them being locked in death embrace, and doing harm to each other
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Old 02-05-2020, 09:19 PM   #12
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I'll second that Scot
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Old 02-06-2020, 09:37 AM   #13
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DO NOT use Gorilla glue. Had a chrome ring cap on top of a drone come loose when I first got my new pipes, and was advised to use Gorilla Glue. BIG mistake! It foams up, and pushed the ring cap right off! Also, there is no solvent for Gorilla Glue. Once it's on, it's on and you can't get it off.
Well I second that. I once glued a vintage practice chanter top to my workbench! I was gluing the mount back on. will
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Old 02-20-2020, 10:19 AM   #14
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I just had a silver ring fall off the bottom of my blackwood chanter. I was told to use gorilla glue (I will not be trying that now) or rubber cement... Should I try the rubber cement or just go with the silicone caulking?
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Old 02-20-2020, 10:55 AM   #15
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I just had a silver ring fall off the bottom of my blackwood chanter. I was told to use gorilla glue (I will not be trying that now) or rubber cement... Should I try the rubber cement or just go with the silicone caulking?
Some unwaxed yellow hemp to provide a friction fit,...wetted with hide glue or Ehlmer’s clear silicon will work well.
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Old 02-23-2020, 08:24 AM   #16
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Echoing bad mojo for Gorilla Glue. It foams up something fearsome and makes a mess that is difficult if not impossible to clean up.
Not the right tool for this job.
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Old 02-28-2020, 05:55 AM   #17
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Why has the decoration loose? At the risk of resurrecting a well worn discussion, perhaps the wood has dried out and shrunk, and would benefit from a bit of bore oiling. I've seen ferrules on old pipes come loose if they're not played for a while (admittedly much older than your Strathmores will be), and then become tight again after oiling.


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Old 02-28-2020, 01:47 PM   #18
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A Very Partial [QUOTE gisahag]


Why has the decoration loose?

At the risk of resurrecting a well worn discussion, perhaps the wood has dried out and shrunk, and would benefit from a bit of bore oiling.


[/QUOTE]




Wood... moves... and at the time of the falling
off... or down... no time for oiling. :)

Hence... these Time Tested quick(er) fixes...
that are hoped... to be... quasi-permanent.

Good Luck with it!! :)



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Old 02-28-2020, 04:44 PM   #19
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A Very Partial [QUOTE gisahag]


Why has the decoration loose?

At the risk of resurrecting a well worn discussion, perhaps the wood has dried out and shrunk, and would benefit from a bit of bore oiling.




that are hoped... to be... quasi-permanent.

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Funny that which we should strive to make ‘permanent’ we strive to make only ‘quasi’ lest we need to remove it for who knows why ...to then fret about making it permanently quasi.
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Old 02-28-2020, 05:59 PM   #20
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oiling the wood may create a surface to which glue will not adhere.

Just sayin'....
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