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Hi, I'm usually over at CooksTalk, but most of us try to avoid glue when cooking, so I don't think they're the ones to ask.
Does anyone know what kind of glue I should use to replace a small strip of sheet cork on the joint of my rosewood recorder? I was able to buy the sheetcork from a repair person in a music store. She would charge me $15 to glue it on. Heck, I can do it myself. When I asked her what kind of glue she uses, she said she mixes her own shellac-based glue, but since I don't have her special glue, she would use rubber cement.
My husband, who has quite an array of glues, and does a fair amount of woodworking, doesn't think much of the idea of using rubber cement. He is suggesting I use an Elmer's type wood glue. Is she just trying to get me to make a mess of it so I'll take it back to her and pay her $15?
I don't want to mess it up, as this is a fine instrument. I think part of the requirement is that if the cork fails again, I should be able to remove it and the glue without messing up the wood joint. When I cleaned the joint today in preparation for the operation, the glue that I scraped off did kind of ball up like rubber cement.
The cork in a recorder joint is subjected to a bit of moisture, and quite a bit of twisting, since every time I play it, I take it apart.