The joint has been fitted and glued again. On the left hand side you can see some adjustment strips sitting between the joint and the body.
Then the tabli is glued to the body. A rope is used to keep the tabli fixed and under sufficient pressure at regular points along its contour.
Now this sitar body is ready to get some new polish. But unfortunately we have to wait for the good weather to come…
to be continued
… after some time the glue became softened and the joint can be removed.
Now, the wooden parts need some time to dry thoroughly.
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This old Rikhi Ram is having a problem: the joint got loose.
I handled the same problem before on another (left – handed) RR sitar. On that occasion I made a new joint which took a lot of work to make it fit perfectly. Now I turned an old pressure cooker into a steam generator which is used for removing and loosening the animal glue.
First step is to open the sitar :
Then I drilled a fine hole in the corner area of the joint in which the needles will blast their steam.
I add water to the pressure cooker and have the power switched on …
to be continued here
Page added documenting the repair of a joint… Take a look here !!
Is “sitar” mannelijk of vrouwelijk ?
Paul is zijn sitar komen ophalen. Het was een linkshandige sitar.
Gemaakt in de Rikhi Ram factory eind jaren 60.
Het betrof een herstelling van de joint.
Dag beste Denis…
Merci Beaucoup !!