Sir! Put the chisel down and slowly back away from the Tele!!!

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  1. glenlivet

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    "pretty successfully repaired."

    ...some good wood glue, careful alignment, a couple clamps and it will be stronger than it ever was.
    My opinion.....leave the crack don't bother trying to cover it up or make it pretty.....own it.

    (make up a good story....."the band was finishing "Clampdown" by the Clash.....and things just got out of hand...)
     
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    Greggorios Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Indeed. "...and some belt rash, doesn't affect playing.":mad:
     
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    Best thread and thread title of the morning! :)
     
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  5. Ricky D.

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    No substitute for knowledge and correct tools. Hand tools are all there were before routers. A lot of dues to be paid when you are learning.
     
  6. Doctorx33

    Doctorx33 Tele-Afflicted

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    Oh hell, a bit of bondo and a can or two of spray paint from Autozone and it'll be good as new.
     
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    What in the name of beelzebub? :eek:
     
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    Oooh! Nasty. I once took a chisel to my '63 tele to fit a humbucker. Still, it was 1972 and we had no idea an old well-gigged and worn instrument would ever be worth any money!
     
  9. Cheap Trills

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    I think it's fixable, but not by someone who decides to use a hammer and chisel in a tele control cavity. Drive over and take it out of his hands before he does more damage...
     
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    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
  11. Obsessed

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    It is on the backside, so does it really matter?
     
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    How inebriated was he?
     
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    Time for a Who sticker:lol::lol:
     
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    Let me guess-the chisel wasn't even close to sharp, and he was bashing on it with the hammer.
     
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    two words....



    Duct



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  16. mkdaws32

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    I'd glue it, clamp it and put it back in service as it is for now - maybe a refin later after dozens of other "projects in progress"
     
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    What!!? Chisels are supposed to be SHARP!? Man have I been doing this wrong.....
     
  18. psykobilly

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    One has to wander.
     
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    Easy fix! A little glue, some clamps...
     
  20. JuneauMike

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    Just because no one else seemed to mention it: Holy Crap! How thick is that paint? There must be 2 pounds of it on that instrument. Yikes.
     
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