Need to re-attach chanter bell ferrule

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Need to re-attach chanter bell ferrule

Post by Reepicheep » Wed Apr 27, 2005 1:15 pm

What should I use to "glue" the ferrule back on?

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Post by djm » Wed Apr 27, 2005 2:28 pm

My suggestion - don't glue it on. Just wrap dry (unwaxed) thread to get a tight enough fit (friction fit) to hold the ferrule on. All parts of your set should be easy to disassemble for servicing, so you don't want to start gluing stuff together.

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Re: Need to re-attach chanter bell ferrule

Post by PJ » Wed Apr 27, 2005 3:18 pm

Reepicheep wrote:What should I use to "glue" the ferrule back on?
Staple-gun or sticky tape is the traditional method!!
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Post by djm » Wed Apr 27, 2005 3:26 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: Or a large rivet gun! :D

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Post by dropkick » Wed Apr 27, 2005 5:06 pm

I was about to suggest an arc welder... but after reading the other alternatives, I'll abstain. 8)
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Re: Need to re-attach chanter bell ferrule

Post by Kevin Popejoy » Tue May 03, 2005 7:54 am

Reepicheep wrote:What should I use to "glue" the ferrule back on?
I use epoxy for my ferrules and mounts. It's a permanent solution. Personally, I'd rather have the thing stay on forever than have to come back to it later for another fix. It's useful to have some acetone (finger nail polish remover) handy to clean up any squeeze out. Any epoxy that gets down into the pores of the wood will be evident after it dries. As you are probably aware, thread wrapping wouldn't be an option unless it was originally designed for wrap. You have to have some clearance for the material. If you're concerned about doing something permanent you could use stick shellac as an alternative. Melt it onto the inside of the ferrule and quickly press it back on. It's the original hot melt glue. If ever you want it off, just heat up the ferrule and it will slide off...or just wait until it falls off again ;-). It's not the most durable glue and would probably need to be redone in time, but it's "reversible". k

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