Friday, March 6, 2009


The repair of the wrestplank in the Stodart presented several challenges, as it is mitered into the case on three sides.
Removing and replacing it would have required, at the least, the removal of the right cheek, an endeavor I was not willing to undertake.
Faced with this dilemma, I came up with a solution which will, hopefully, withstand the enormous amount of tension of the instrument's 231 strings.
Pictured are the top of the wrestplank, where the splits along the rows of tuning pins are visible, and a 2"x 7/8" x 44.5" channel cut into the wrestplank, where a section of Delignet pinblock material will be inserted.
Here, the splits along the rows of tuning pin holes are more pronounced.