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Jun 26, 2022 - 4:25:59 AM
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jcland

USA

353 posts since 3/7/2006

One of my 4 resonator wall lugs came out and the hole is too loose to screw it back in.

Can it just be glued back in with wood glue or Super Glue or is there another way to do the repair quickly and fast.

Here is a link to what I am talking about over at Stewmac's website. It's under Banjo Resonator Hardware Item # 0953

stewmac.com/parts-and-hardware...-hardware

Thanks.

Jun 26, 2022 - 4:36:29 AM

205 posts since 12/19/2017

Glue will work but depending on what type will have an impact in how it holds and the ability to get it set correctly. Don’t use a super glue because it dries too quick and don’t use gorilla glue because it expands as it dries. I would use a good Titebond glue and mix some sawdust so it works as a wood filler as well as an adhesive.

Jun 26, 2022 - 5:39:22 AM
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Helix

USA

15690 posts since 8/30/2006

I find these things need to be slightly adjustable so they turn a little in the hole. So locking it up tight with glue is asking for new problems sooner, like it won't fit. Then there can be humidity warping.

This is one of the trickiest repairs because of the thin side walls.

StewMac has never addressed this, they just keep selling them.

If you are interested, Gold Tone sells and uses the best Resonator hardware, the lugs actually fit in little brass barrels which are easy to glue in place, then the lug screws into the barrel instead of the side of the rez. Then there are TWO holes in the lug that are offset so you can adjust the fit, it works so much better.

Then if you get curious, some of us use magnets to mount the resonator, too simple.

I like your picture of the Banjo on the USS Arizona. I would like to share some other photos so you can see the Maybelle single mount rez.


Edited by - Helix on 06/26/2022 05:42:18

Jun 26, 2022 - 6:01:05 AM
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4889 posts since 11/20/2004

Don't glue the lug in. Glue wood back in the hole. Anything from a dowel to toothpicks is better than locking down the lug.

Jun 26, 2022 - 6:24:15 AM

205 posts since 12/19/2017

The others are right. Glue in wood and re-drill a new hole. I have used a glue on a lug but I made sure it didn’t lock it in place but as it dried became a threaded inset for the lug.

Jun 26, 2022 - 7:29:47 AM

9784 posts since 8/28/2013

quote:
Originally posted by woodchips

Glue will work but depending on what type will have an impact in how it holds and the ability to get it set correctly. Don’t use a super glue because it dries too quick and don’t use gorilla glue because it expands as it dries. I would use a good Titebond glue and mix some sawdust so it works as a wood filler as well as an adhesive.


Titebond won't hold to metal.

Jun 26, 2022 - 7:38:11 AM
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13436 posts since 6/2/2008

My favorite DIY repair to the rescue: Simply glue two or three short lengths of flat toothpick to the inside of the hole. Or as many as four at the 12-, 3-, 6- and 9-o'clock positions. This will provide some fresh wood for the lug's threads to grab. And positioning toothpicks on opposite sides of the hole, you won't be changing the location of the center.

The toothpicks go in lengthwise.

Yes, you could plug the hole and redrill. That entails the risk of drilling through the sidewall. Been there, done that.


Edited by - Old Hickory on 06/26/2022 07:39:24

Jun 26, 2022 - 7:59:13 AM

1905 posts since 5/19/2018

The toothpick method is tried and true. Also the easiest.

Jun 26, 2022 - 10:14:57 AM
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Helix

USA

15690 posts since 8/30/2006

I look forward to the wiser path

Jun 26, 2022 - 1:49:35 PM

4729 posts since 12/6/2009

maybe just try some plumbers vinyl thread tape. sometimes just a couple wraps will beef up the threads enough where you can screw it back in. its worth a try anyway. I've glued them back in and that worked also but you have to make sure you line them up before glue sets.

Edited by - overhere on 06/26/2022 13:51:21

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