Video: Gluing a Martin D-35 back brace

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Issue 173 September 13, 2012

This issue of Trade Secrets is a video: Dan Erlewine glues a Martin back brace, using Scissor Jacks along with tools you can make in your own shop. After this video, we developed the Brace Gluing Wedge to simplify this job and reduce the number of tools needed.

In this Trade Secrets video:
  • Loose back braces are rare on Martins
  • Vacuum inside before gluing
  • Dan's shop-made tools for cleaning under braces
  • Hot Tip! Finish buildup leveled with a razor blade
  • Dan's shop-made acrylic gluing wedges

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