Homemade bushing puller to protect the peghead

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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.

In this Trade Secrets video:
  • A simple jig that keeps old finish from pulling up
  • Pressing out the bushing with a clamp and short bolt
  • A draftsman's template helps chisel a hex shape
  • Safety tip for drilling acrylic

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