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by mirwa
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Badly Bent Flute (pics included)
Replies: 2
Views: 1258

Re: Badly Bent Flute (pics included)

Easy repairs

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Anything can be done

Steve
by mirwa
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Key height...
Replies: 1
Views: 935

Re: Key height...

Yes, a point exists where the key height will affect the note, the trick is identifying how low you can take the key before this happens, and then setting all keys above this height.

Steve
by mirwa
Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Repair Shop SWITCHED my Flute Head!
Replies: 4
Views: 2726

Re: Repair Shop SWITCHED my Flute Head!

Two sides to every story, it would be interesting from there point of view.

Steve
by mirwa
Wed Jun 08, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Any online place to buy straubinger pads??
Replies: 7
Views: 5291

Re: Any online place to buy straubinger pads??

If you have never repadded a flute, then steer clear of straubingers, A lot of repairers who do it for a living struggle doing flutes with normal pads. Being a mech eng, means you have a good understanding of mechanical items, it does not give you a sense of touch which is whats needed to do flutes ...
by mirwa
Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Any online place to buy straubinger pads??
Replies: 7
Views: 5291

Re: Any online place to buy straubinger pads??

I am a mechanical engineer and I am familiar with mechanical components and tools, since I use them frequently at my job, I thought maybe I can learn it by myself. Do you think the Chinese pads that are available online,are worth to be bought?? Have you ever repadded a flute, using normal flute pad...
by mirwa
Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Any online place to buy straubinger pads??
Replies: 7
Views: 5291

Re: Any online place to buy straubinger pads??

Flute pads are hard enough for the average person to fit and get to seal correctly, straubinger pads are so obscenely stupid in there design, that you need to do a "straubinger course" to learn how to make them seal, hence they are not available to the general public. Some people love flutes that ha...
by mirwa
Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Tarnish under lip plate
Replies: 20
Views: 6130

Re: Tarnish under lip plate

Nice 8)
by mirwa
Sun Apr 10, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Tarnish under lip plate
Replies: 20
Views: 6130

Re: Tarnish under lip plate

Are you referring to the solder lines of your riser

Steve
by mirwa
Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Tarnish under lip plate
Replies: 20
Views: 6130

Re: Tarnish under lip plate

Photos ?
by mirwa
Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:41 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Help - F# fail - RH1 key not open up
Replies: 4
Views: 2821

Re: Help - F# fail - RH1 key not open up

A very nce reply.

Steve
by mirwa
Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:32 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Loose key felt
Replies: 2
Views: 1155

Re: Loose key felt

Yes
by mirwa
Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Ask for your suggestion about reflective plate of cork
Replies: 1
Views: 7582

Re: Ask for your suggestion about reflective plate of cork

It's not an issue, so long as the cork is sealing all is good.

Steve
by mirwa
Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:53 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Cleaning
Replies: 2
Views: 1291

Re: Cleaning

No don't do it.

The skins are very delicate and can be ripped apart with very little pressure.

Steve
by mirwa
Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: New Horizons
Replies: 4
Views: 1432

Re: New Horizons

Good skills to learn

Steve
by mirwa
Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Felts for Pearl flute
Replies: 15
Views: 3319

Re: Felts for Pearl flute

Its all good, my point was simply, this is how I do it, not to try and convince others to do it my way, I have no intention of changing my process any time soon.

Steve

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