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Fix a broken nut with baking soda?

Issue 197 August 15, 2013

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"Can a broken nut can be fixed with baking soda and super glue?" Lou, a singer here in Athens, Ohio, brought this question to Dan Erlewine (along with the broken nut on his Yamaha guitar). As it turns out, the answer is yes and no...
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  • checkmarkThe baking soda/super glue trick is a real thing
  • checkmarkDan provides a demo
  • checkmarkWhere this works and where it doesn't
  • checkmarkHot Tip! Using bone dust in place of baking soda
Problem-solving products for this kind of work:
Gauged Saws
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Mixing/Sanding Spatula
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Drop-fill Toothpicks
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