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geezerjazz

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My dog knocked over my tanpura, which cracked the fingerboard. It’s a long crack running parallel to the strings.

I’m wondering first how to get the two sides of the crack leveled, and then how to glue it to stabilize the crack. There are some violin luthiers around here (Tidewater Virginia) but I think no one who knows Indian instruments.
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cwroyds

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I would think that is a fix that most good instrument luthiers can fix. 
Fiddle, mandolin, or guitar luthiers deal with cracks all the time. 
Luckily the tanpura is one of the more simple Indian instruments in construction, so it should not be an issue. 

Violin luthiers might be a touch more expensive than an Mandolin/Guitar luthier, but that is just an assumption on my part. 
Violin luthier things tend to be expensive. 
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Nick Proctor

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Any pics to clarify, please?
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hackleman

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A picture would help....
Since it's 'paralel to the strings', that means its along the grain, so that's good news.
The deciding-factor on how to repair (and how serious the damage) is whether the crack has created a gap, or the crack is still together.
If it's still together, then thin cyanoacrylate will go in via capillarity action and likely repair it fine.
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