Preparing the old Dou for re-skinning


Hello All

I have bought torn tsugaru shamisen from Yahoo Japan and making preparations for the re-skinning. I am planning to make pre-stretching jig and use mechanical jack to lift dou for skin tensioning. I am planning to use Old Brown Glue As well as 1mm thick goat skin for the job.
Question I have: what is the best way to remove the old skin and glue leftovers? Just water?

Best regards,


Some of the suggestions from this thread about removing fujaku residue might apply:


Thanks. This is not exactly the instruction on how to remove old skin but on how to remove old non-slip pads. The suggestion with wet fabric in the end of the thread might work well.