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katyrow

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This came to me in rough shape.  I like its proportions with a kidney shaped tumba and small tabli, combined with a full-width neck and full scale-length.  Making some progress on it since the photos below.  You can see the original color of the sitar on the wood under the badge.  I'm not going to restore the original color, but plan to make the tumba color a good contrast.  Maybe something unusual.     IMG_5218.jpg  IMG_5225.jpg  IMG_5229.jpg  IMG_5320.jpg  IMG_5321.jpg  IMG_5323.jpg  IMG_5325.jpg  s-l1600 (1).jpg  s-l1600 (2).jpg
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Ouch. That looks bad. Good luck with the project!
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katyrow

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tumba repair underway.   IMG_5314.jpg  IMG_5364.jpg
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Repair of cleaved faceplate.

IMG_5328.jpg  The split was along a mineral deposit in the wood.  This is glued with a taller crown that it originally had.  This is sufficient to make it stronger than it was originally, but I'm also adding ebony reinforcement on the underside and a post at the weakest point.

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admiring the tremendous effort !

What's in that white bowl ? Cascamite ?

Opinion on Titebond Original ?

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All of the PVA glues I've tried so far have been good.  Lately I've been using Weldbond because it dries clear.  I thought Titebond Original worked well and still have a big bottle of it on my bench.  There was a bottle of Titebond III in one of Tony's recent pictures.  I've not tried that but probably now will.
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This one is almost done.  Missing a main peg, so need to fabricate one.  That, jawari, gluing some binding, and it will be done.


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There is a missing main peg.  Fabricating a matching replacement.

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This one had been given up for the trash.  Reconstruct tumbas. Repair and reinforce cleaved headstock faceplate.  Replace missing main peg.  Refinish both gourds.  Restring. Jawari.  Done.    


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Can you tell which peg is the replacement?

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Nice job!!
Brought back from the dead, as it were. 

Although it is painful to see a shattered instrument, I actually love seeing the insides of an instrument, like the underside of the tabli, those bamboo nails, etc. 
It is cool. 

How does it sound, now that it is revived?
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Nice job!!
Brought back from the dead, as it were. 

How does it sound, now that it is revived?


It sounds very nice.  The combination of the smallish gourd and small and comparatively thin tabli makes for a focused but resonant sound.  The tarabs are nicely balanced and lively.  It's now good for few more decades of playing.   
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Wonderful job! You should name it Lazarus!
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