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Old 03-26-2013, 08:50 PM
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Default Re: Restoration of my Sonor Force 2001

Originally Posted by Kalma View Post
Thank you Andy!!

Hopefully I won't have to set up my sq2 in the club on saturday night....

Thanks a lot for all your help and suggestions guys!
Hmm, not so sure David.

I've just discussed this with Dean. Are your shells cross laminated (each ply grain running in a different direction), vertical ply, or horizontal ply? If they're cross laminated, then there's not a lot that can be done to "shrink" them. It's not that viable with the other orientations either :( Nor should you consider "pulling them in" with compression (straps, etc). Essentially, the benefit of ply, & especially cross laminated ply, is it's stability. It's therefore very difficult to move it once it's set in place. If putting heads on, & tensioning them whilst keeping them in a warm environment doesn't work, then you'll have to consider taking some thickness out of the outer layer of the shell at each end, down to just below the flesh hoop (allowing for tension distance). Do you have a routing table? If not, then it's best to take them to someone who knows what they're doing. Depending on where the bearing edge peak sits, you may also need to consider reworking the edges at the same time. Sorry mate - a bummer I know, but it's absolutely worth saving the lovely work you've already done, & going the extra mile to finish the job. If you can afford the time, leave the shells with heads on in a warm environment for as long as you can, but be careful to watch for any negative affect on the veneer.

Good luck David.
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