- Mar 18, 2007
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....The worst thing from a repairer's point of view is a crack that an amateur has "had a go at." That generally means we need to undo the previous repair before proceeding, which can take a lot of time and effort (i.e. more money for you). If they've used some weird glue like epoxy, it can be a nightmare.
I faced exactly this all afternoon. A cracked violin neck that had an amateur repair job. And it wasn't "weird" epoxy. It was normal epoxy. I tried everything to get the damn thing apart and finally with enough heat I could smell the epoxy. Cursed all afternoon. Oh yeah...how can you tell it's an amateur repair job? When you can see it's been glued, but there's still a gap in the joint. Oh brother....