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Homemade bushing puller to protect the peghead

Issue 216 May 08, 2014

Dan Erlewine needs to pull the tuner grommets/bushings from the peghead of this old Gibson. The lacquer is already damaged, and pulling the bushings can yank finish off too. Dan rigs a jig that holds the finish down while the bushing comes up.
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blankIn this Trade Secrets video:
  • checkmarkA simple jig that keeps old finish from pulling up
  • checkmarkPressing out the bushing with a clamp and short bolt
  • checkmarkA draftsman's template helps chisel a hex shape
  • checkmarkSafety tip for drilling acrylic