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by flutego12
Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Dentwork, metal work - hammers, burnishers and the like
Replies: 26
Views: 16706

Re: Dentwork, metal work - hammers, burnishers and the like

To repair a bell lip is 90 percent skill and 10 percent tools, the 10 percent tools are expensive, you could use a ferees dent centre, costs about 2300 aud landed, you could use a votaw dent centre costs about 1400 aud landed, or you could use boehms shaped mandrels, an alto unit would cost about 6...
by flutego12
Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Dentwork, metal work - hammers, burnishers and the like
Replies: 26
Views: 16706

Re: Dentwork, metal work - hammers, burnishers and the like

You have to know when to stop, We have a repairer here in perth who thinks he is the repairer to the gods, he charges 800 to repad a clarinet (I charge 150) and thousands to do a sax, many times instruments are brought to me in boxes that have been sitting with this repairer for yrs. By the time th...
by flutego12
Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Dentwork, metal work - hammers, burnishers and the like
Replies: 26
Views: 16706

Re: Dentwork, metal work - hammers, burnishers and the like

Im really not a fan of the flute station, its beautifully made, and yes I have one and last time I used it was about 5 yrs ago (im guessing here but it would be close), and that was more for show and tell, but in reality it does not provide anything more than the most basic tools needed for most jo...
by flutego12
Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Dentwork, metal work - hammers, burnishers and the like
Replies: 26
Views: 16706

Re: Dentwork, metal work - hammers, burnishers and the like

I would not invest in a flute station right now if I were you. I think you need to get your hands on a few junk flutes and just dent the heck out of them and then practice with common hand tools. The flute station is a neat tool, but is not all that necessary. You can still do all of the work you n...
by flutego12
Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:10 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Dentwork, metal work - hammers, burnishers and the like
Replies: 26
Views: 16706

Re: Dentwork, metal work - hammers, burnishers and the like

Funny you should ask about a head joint stuck on a tapered mandrel!!! About 15 years ago I had a Yamaha flute in for repair that needed some dents taken out of the head. So, following my usual procedure, I removed the head cork assembly, cleaned the bore of all foreign debris. Wiped down the mandre...
by flutego12
Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:05 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Dentwork, metal work - hammers, burnishers and the like
Replies: 26
Views: 16706

Re: Dentwork, metal work - hammers, burnishers and the like

To shrink the tenon for fitment you need a collet swedger, ideally you will also have an expander to allow for fine fitment, To this end you are only working and dealing with the head joint tenon, there is also the other side the socket / receiver, if you are going to be serious in this field you s...
by flutego12
Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:43 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Dentwork, metal work - hammers, burnishers and the like
Replies: 26
Views: 16706

Re: Dentwork, metal work - hammers, burnishers and the like

I'm not sure what you mean by pimples, are you meaning hammer marks impressions from reworking the dents They literally look like goose bumps - when I got the flute, they were already there. Someone must've tried to work it loose. It was a really poor attempt. The lip plate was dented in and the he...
by flutego12
Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:41 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Dentwork, metal work - hammers, burnishers and the like
Replies: 26
Views: 16706

Re: Dentwork, metal work - hammers, burnishers and the like

If the head joint is stuck on the mandrel, the first thing to do is stop.......... Now relax and look at the job again, why is it stuck, where is it stuck, Most head joints are parabolic in shape most mandrels are tapered in shape so this means that the mandrel and head joint are not perfect fits, ...
by flutego12
Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:22 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Dentwork, metal work - hammers, burnishers and the like
Replies: 26
Views: 16706

Dentwork, metal work - hammers, burnishers and the like

Advice Sought on Metalwork for Dent removal - in this case, pimply surface. I have 3Qs I'm seeking advice on: 1) How does one remove a mandrel stuck in a headjoint? as in , really stuck. :oops: :cry: 2) How does one smoothen out pimply bumps (copper tooling type) from the surface of a silver-plated ...
by flutego12
Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:04 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Update on fluting
Replies: 5
Views: 3677

Re: Update on fluting

a lovely fresh breeze has blown this way again. very interesting about the new flute piece and your headjoint experiences. :wink:
by flutego12
Sat May 24, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Repair Gig
Replies: 10
Views: 5541

Re: Repair Gig

Congratulatons, fluteguy18.
So glad for you. And wish you good success.
The woodwind repair world, your oyster, awaits.

Much favour.
by flutego12
Tue May 20, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Elimination of Bb/Bb Thumb Lever/Key Action Differential
Replies: 9
Views: 4510

Re: Elimination of Bb/Bb Thumb Lever/Key Action Differential

Thank you sO much. I honestly LOVE you guys! :wink: Thanks f18 for the checklist and pp for upping the checklist to a whole nuther level. I believe you have sent the links to me before and I had devoured the material every bit of it but that was last year, and I had become a little over confident wh...
by flutego12
Tue May 20, 2014 9:54 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Bonneville headjoint
Replies: 2
Views: 1527

Re: Bonneville headjoint

henrylr wrote:Hi all,

Is anyone interested in buying an early silver Aguste Bonneville headjoint? It's never been altered in any way, looks almost new and has a great sound and projection. $2,400

henrylr
Can we have a pic?
by flutego12
Mon May 19, 2014 1:17 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Irish trad on a modern piccolo
Replies: 4
Views: 2162

Re: Irish trad on a modern piccolo

Congratulations Christine. YPC61 is a great instrument. It is wood is it not?
by flutego12
Mon May 19, 2014 1:01 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Elimination of Bb/Bb Thumb Lever/Key Action Differential
Replies: 9
Views: 4510

Re: Elimination of Bb/Bb Thumb Lever/Key Action Differential

When I posted my response I was assuming that all padding had been completed. Things need to be done in order. All pads must have protrusion set and must be sealing before you go about regulating anything. I was assuming by 'differential' you meant that it was not closing by the indicated amount. o...