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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: 4081

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: 4081

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: 2053

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: 5849

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: 2498

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: 3373

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: 3373

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: 3373

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: 5919

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: 5919

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: 5919

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: 2447

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!
by JButky
Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Ferree's E100 Flute Key Arm Bending Set?
Replies: 4
Views: 2447

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

Hi, Does anybody have instructions or a description of how to use this? I've seen it from time to time in the Ferree's catalog but I can't find anything about how to use it. Would you recommend it? --TcJ What exactly do you need to know? I designed that tool, Gary Ferree borrowed my set and Curtis ...
by JButky
Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Traditional Irish Flute
Replies: 6
Views: 2290

Re: Traditional Irish Flute

bigbandaxes wrote:Hammy Hamilton in Ireland. I have a flute and a pic. Love them. http://www.hamiltonflutes.com
Oh Yah! I forgot about Hammy! Good stuff