How to go about repairing, should i Aaron Willard banjo

Darrmann39

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Got me an Aaron Willard banjo
The lower case was literally falling apart had to tape it up to take home.
Fixed that got it back together. The top part of case has a pretty good Crack someone has repaired but it doesn't look all that great. I can make the Crack disappear as a I'm a good carpenter but should i. It will definitely involve sanding and varnishing to finish it. Just not sure i should.
First pics will be Crack the rest of what i did so far.
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Darrmann39

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Quite a project. The crack is a matter of opinion. I would make it disappear if possible.
Yes it is. I've gotten the hard part putting the lower case together. Needs a new glass, and i tend to agree that Crack fixed better. It had some very bad glue repairs. I basically took the whole bottom apart scraped all the old glue and put it back together. And repaired the back which was cracked in two pieces.
 

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I have turned exclusively to hide glue for my repairs. Just did a large Vienna that fell of the owner’s wall. It’s tight now. If you’ve never used it, google it. Great stuff!
 
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Hide glue is also reversible.
 

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