Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Dented Tenon - Part I
The dent on this particular flute is on the center joint at the footjoint tenon. This is problematic because the dent will cause improper tenon fit and air leaks. Without the tenon fitting properly, there is a risk of having the footjoint fall off -- which could certainly lead to greater problems.
We spotted this dented tenon in the repair shop and will follow it through repair. Our technician plans to re-round the tenon to gain the right size and shape. During the re-shaping process, the ultimate goal will be to have a straight, non-flared, non-taped tenon. We invite you to join us again a week from today for the results!