Repairs: Joints

Joints can be made tight either by wrapping with waxed thread or by replacing with cork. I can do either, usually basing my choice on the original treatment of the joint. Sometimes I will choose to replace a cork joint with thread if I feel the wood surface is not receptive to a good glue bond, or if, as is the case with at least one older brand, the cork was installed inside the socket instead of around the tenon.

Joint work is charged a flat rate covering the application of cork or string. Some models require two corks on a single tenon; in such cases, each of these is considered a separate job.