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by JButky
Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Loose Screw: Did I mess up?
Replies: 12
Views: 5392

Re: Loose Screw: Did I mess up?

Joe B, I've noticed this problem on a couple of different flutes where the B flat key on the left hand section and the F# key on the right hand section will bind when the rod screws are fully tightened. I read in Thorp's manual that a common cause of this condition is the head of a pillar that has ...
by JButky
Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Loose Screw: Did I mess up?
Replies: 12
Views: 5392

Re: Loose Screw: Did I mess up?

On my Sankyo CF410 Artist flute's foot joint, I noticed that the screw in the bottom of the long rod was extending out of the rod by about 1/8th inch. The other screws in the rods on the flute all had their heads flush with the ends of the rods. Having had a screw actually work its way loose and fa...
by JButky
Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:34 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: industry OH&S stds for protection from LT prolonged exposure
Replies: 7
Views: 4253

Re: industry OH&S stds for protection from LT prolonged expo

Forgot to add. Regarding NAPBIRT, Members have access to saftey standards as they are utilized at the training center. Every NAPBIRT university training course, if you go, begins with safety training and makes everyone aware of where the MSDS sheets are and all the proper procedures.
by JButky
Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:28 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: industry OH&S stds for protection from LT prolonged exposure
Replies: 7
Views: 4253

Re: industry OH&S stds for protection from LT prolonged expo

@JButky: Hm, yes need to refer for each and every chemical? Yes.. I work for a corporation, so personal compliance is a matter of determining liability. Anything and everything that is used has a sheet for proper handling (in the MSDS sheet). Binder is attached to the wall, everything is stored in ...
by JButky
Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:11 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Artley vintage two piece silver plated flute -
Replies: 5
Views: 2137

Re: Artley vintage two piece silver plated flute -

fluteguy18 wrote:You might be able to go out to dinner after you sell it...
...at McDonald's
by JButky
Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:04 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Flute pad cleaning during COA
Replies: 11
Views: 6143

Re: Flute pad cleaning during COA

For you professional repairmen, do you routinely clean all the flute pads while you have a flute disassembled during a COA? If a pad/pads DO need to be cleaned, what materials and methods do you employ? Any comments about JLSmith's Pad Juice? If a pad needs to be "cleaned" it's more likely that it ...
by JButky
Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:16 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: help please - trouble finding Pearl cleaning cloth
Replies: 5
Views: 2589

Re: help please - trouble finding Pearl cleaning cloth

Thank you for the recommendations for good cleaning cloths. :) I would still like to find the branded PCL-04/FC-240 cloth just to have. Try a larger flute house like Flute world or Nussbaum that will ship anywhere. They'll have more luck getting one from Pearl. If all else fails just call Pearl and...
by JButky
Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Problematic A# key
Replies: 7
Views: 3532

Re: Problematic A# key

Bummer. I live on an outer island, so using them would still require me to ship it off. Is the pivot something I can fix/adjust myself? Not really, It requires it to be reprofiled a bit and shortened every so slightly. IF, it is a cylindrical pivot, you might be able to just file the pilot end a bi...
by JButky
Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Problematic A# key
Replies: 7
Views: 3532

Re: Problematic A# key

What island is Music Center of Hawaii on? I'm on the Big Island, and the only place I'm aware of on this island that does anything at all is a furniture store in Hilo. I did check the C rod, and I've found that if I loosen the C rod tiny bit, it works ok... for about 5 mins, then sticks again. Hono...
by JButky
Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:02 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Problematic A# key
Replies: 7
Views: 3532

Re: Problematic A# key

I'm having an issue with my A# key. It seems to be getting stuck partway up. The pad isn't sticking, but the key doesn't seem to be moving freely. It seems to have a tiny bit of resistance. I had this instrument completely overhauled by the manufacturer just a couple of months ago, and I'm kind of ...
by JButky
Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Vibration/tumble polishing?
Replies: 10
Views: 6165

Re: Vibration/tumble polishing?

fluteguy18 wrote:Interesting. I don't think that I can get a body in mine (there's a fairly wide spindle in the middle), but I'm going to find out.....
The bracket in his hand has a ring where he's holding it. Goes over the spindle like a lamp shade...
by JButky
Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Vibration/tumble polishing?
Replies: 10
Views: 6165

Re: Vibration/tumble polishing?

You can do the whole body too. My good friend Larry Gerhardt demonstrated his vibratory setup at our repair clinic last year. He built a frame which holds the flute body parts. I forget which media he was using, but it does an impressive job. Pic Attached
by JButky
Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Vibration/tumble polishing?
Replies: 10
Views: 6165

Re: Vibration/tumble polishing?

There's a lot of overlap between flute making and jewelry making. I've read that jewelry makers use tumble and vibration polishers, using various polishing media from steel shot/pins to walnut shells. Do these have any use for cleaning & polishing flute parts? Yes, they are used by some techs. Not ...
by JButky
Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Ferree's E100 Flute Key Arm Bending Set?
Replies: 4
Views: 2580

Re: Ferree's E100 Flute Key Arm Bending Set?

TomJ wrote:Ah, I think I see. Makes sense. The catalog says something about "dialing in" the attack angle, which I guess means something along the lines of "hit it harder to adjust it more!" :lol:
Yes, exactly, A little tap goes a long way!