Invisible mending in wood

On the left is a rather extreme example of fretwork damage to a treble Lachenal Edeophone, and below it, the same end with new fretwork patched in, rubbed down to bare wood, and re-finished in French polish.



Because of the compound curve, this particular repair had to be done with three separate pieces of new fretwork, which were glued in and sanded to the correct profile before being refinished.



Fretwork repair