Presentation on theme: "Tenon Cork Replacement Remove all the old cork plus any residue of the old glue Use the tenon itself to measure where to cut the replacement cork strip."— Presentation transcript:
Tenon Cork Replacement Remove all the old cork plus any residue of the old glue Use the tenon itself to measure where to cut the replacement cork strip Cut a bevel to allow the cork strip to overlap itself and stick to itself to create a long-lasting joint Apply cork cement to the tenon, making sure to cover it entirely Apply cork cement to the flat underside of the cork strip and also to the bevel and a bit beyond to ensure a solid grip when the cork overlaps Wait for the glue on the tenon and on the cork strip to be dry to the touch Starting with the beveled end, press the underside into the tenon, leaving the beveled edge exposed. Carefully press the cork strip all the way around, into the tenon and onto the bevel plus a little way past the bevel Use a razor blade or cork knife to trim the excess cork so that it doesnt go beyond the bevel Use sanding screen, sandpaper or emery board to sand down the overlap plus further around the tenon to ensure proper fit into the socket
With the old cork and glue removed, use the tenon itself to measure the proper width for the replacement cork strip.
After cutting a guide notch in one side of the cork sheet, flip it over and cut a matching one on the other side, then use a ruler to cut straight across.
If the cut has been successful the strip will be the correct width all the way across.
Apply cork cement to the bevel plus a short distance beyond, as well as to the bottom of the entire strip plus the tenon where the cork will be placed. Wait for the glue in all three places to be dry to the touch.
When the glue is dry to the touch, press the underside of the beveled end of the cork strip into the tenon.
With the beveled end of the cork strip pressed into the tenon wrap the cork around the tenon. Use uniform pressure to ensure that the cork strip adheres to the tenon.
Wrap the cork strip all the way around so that it overlaps the beveled end.
Use a razor blade or cork knife to slice off the excess cork. Then use sanding screen, sandpaper or an emery board to sand the cork down for proper fit into the tenon.