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Duane McGuire, RPT

Schilling and Sons – Pedal Board Replacement

Category: Shop Work


While stringing, I leaned lightly on the pedal board, and found myself with a problem!

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The board was remarkably weak. close inspection revealed that the crack was started years ago, as staining is evident within the break.   The board also showed evidence of “worm holes” – which I suspect are actually holes from boring larvae.  The board was likely weak when installed back when.

In any event, my approach was to replace the entire board with a new piece of solid mahogany.   Fortunately I was able to source a nice piece locally.   By using solid hardwood, I was able to avoid veneering.

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