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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:42 am 
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Just curious, I noticed yesterday that my Ballard bellows has a few tacks coming completely out of the cheek.
I'm curious how folks choose to shore it up: do you poke a new hole?(that would of course offset the pattern)
Or a glue?

thoughts?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:41 pm 
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First extract old nails.

Drill out old hole to a length accommodate 2/3rds of replacement tack, and just undersize to fit a....

Cut a section of cocktail stick of appropriate length. Dip section in wood glue. Place and tap into hole drilled as above.

Trim off when dry, and drill to a diameter undersize of replacement pins/tacks.

Tap in new tacks (or if perfectly straight, old tacks) with light a hammer.

Bingo.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:59 pm 
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but I don't do cocktails?

;p

ok, excellent suggestion
sounds reasonable to me.
thanks much
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:01 am 
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Tooth pics OK you don' t have teeth :lol:


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10d cement coated sinkers


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:33 pm 
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Seamie wrote:
10d cement coated sinkers


to this New Englander, that has something to do with fishing


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