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Cleats

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by ubassman, Jan 5, 2013.


  1. ubassman

    ubassman

    Jul 23, 2012
    Derbyshire
    Is there any guidance on the thickness of cleats for repairs to a split top on a DB . I have some seasoned violin maple rib - its about 1.5 mm thick ....too thin??
     
  2. jonas

    jonas

    Dec 9, 2003
    Frankfurt am Main/Germany
    Lando Music (Germany)
    The common wood for top cleats is spruce, not maple.
     
  3. basswraith

    basswraith

    Mar 10, 2003
    Boston
    Go to a piano restoration work shop. They throw away sound boards. Just ask them if you can have what they are throwing away. Thats enough old dry spruce to last 3 years.
    YOu can make any many cleats as you need from the old spruce sound boards.