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by Zevang
Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: sonare piccolo
Replies: 4
Views: 4556

Re: sonare piccolo

I had decided to purchase a Sonare early this year. However, when I was in N.Y. (Flute Center) last february I tried two different Sonares (one new and another used). Both all wooden. Didn't really like them. Then they showed me a Zentner (used) and I liked even less... Well, things turned just afte...
by Zevang
Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:19 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: wing lip head joint?
Replies: 10
Views: 11749

Re: wing lip head joint?

The Tsubasa feature generally tends to concentrate the sound if you're looking for a broad definition of what it does. The results however aren't conclusive across the board. It works for some people and for others it doesn't. I have tried it, and it just felt too directed for me. It didn't give me...
by Zevang
Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: wing lip head joint?
Replies: 10
Views: 11749

Re: wing lip head joint?

Muramatsu wing lip head joint correct name: Tsubasa. I have one and I am veeeery happy with it. I have two other flutes, and a number of different headjoints. Never had any problem switching from one to another... You just get accustomed to the change and a few minutes of practice are enough to do t...
by Zevang
Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Red Wing Instrument Repair Blog
Replies: 46
Views: 19266

Re: Red Wing Instrument Repair Blog

Fluteguy, congrats! Wish you the most out of this experience!

But pleeeease! Be very, super, dupper, hyper careful when learning to use a lathe. They are wonderful tools, but can be VERY dangerous!
by Zevang
Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Landell Flutes
Replies: 0
Views: 2160

Landell Flutes

To anyone who may be interested: http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Argentium-Silver-Hand-Made-Flute-MADE-IN-USA-by-Jonathon-A-Landell-/200953926494?clk_rvr_id=512371807601&cmd=ViewItem&category=10183 If you be so kind in mentioning my name (Zevang) to Mr.Landell, in case you really get interested, I aprec...
by Zevang
Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Just a quick hello
Replies: 8
Views: 3795

Re: Just a quick hello

Hi Jane. Welcome! :-)

Hope you get what you want. You came to the right place ;-)
by Zevang
Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Help deciding what to do with wife's flute..
Replies: 8
Views: 4830

Re: Help deciding what to do with wife's flute..

Dear Matt, It's really difficult to give you advise without actually seeing the flute. For instance, only a good technician can evaluate how much service a flute needs. It only sounds strange to me that someone who is involved in repairing would want to buy this flute so cheap. It must be in terribl...
by Zevang
Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: New Toy in the Workshop
Replies: 20
Views: 8307

Re: New Toy in the Workshop

Classitar wrote:Nice to see.
Good Luck!
Thanks a lot! :-)
by Zevang
Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: New Toy in the Workshop
Replies: 20
Views: 8307

Re: New Toy in the Workshop

Looks good, however the torch is probably too large / broad for the fine work required, I recommend a torch called smith little torch, you can use your bottles but the improvement is dramatic. Steve, thanks for the info. It happened that the only model available nearby was this one I have now. I sa...
by Zevang
Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: New Toy in the Workshop
Replies: 20
Views: 8307

Re: New Toy in the Workshop

pied_piper wrote:Zevang -Agree with having the fire extinguisher, but also ALWAYS check the torch valves two or three times to be sure it's off when you're done using it. That way, hopefully you'll never need to use the extinguisher!
Yes, thanks! I'll do that ;-)
by Zevang
Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: New Toy in the Workshop
Replies: 20
Views: 8307

Re: New Toy in the Workshop

@Zevang. Exciting new horizon unfolds... congrats. Very impressive. Go easy on the oxygen tanks. A mounted fire extinguisher would be a good idea too. You know, I was out today for a barbecue, and I was thinking exactly this: "What if I left something leaking and my house now is on fire...", then I...
by Zevang
Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:12 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: New Toy in the Workshop
Replies: 20
Views: 8307

Re: New Toy in the Workshop

Nice new toy! Congrats! Looks like you are on your way to equipping your shop and practicing your newly learned skills. Is that an oxy-acetylene kit or some other fuel? Disposable cylinders? It appears similar to the small torch used in many shops. Looks like it will give you a good range of heat f...
by Zevang
Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: New Toy in the Workshop
Replies: 20
Views: 8307

Re: New Toy in the Workshop

Now the flames... :-)
by Zevang
Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: New Toy in the Workshop
Replies: 20
Views: 8307

New Toy in the Workshop

Hi guys!

This is to inform you about my new purchase for my workshop.
It's a portable torch with which I think I can start learning the magic of silver soldering for repair and someday, in a not so far future, also constructing :-)

Some pictures go along.
by Zevang
Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Will this polish off?
Replies: 3
Views: 4128

Re: Will this polish off?

Maybe polishing each spot very lightly (I mean it!) on a wheel with Tripoli, then another session with Rouge for finishing.