Broken Tenor Octave Key Repair

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Old Tenor from a school with a broken octave(and piece missing) key.

 

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Digging through the “boneyard” I found an old broken sax trill key that will become my replacement part.

 

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Clamped, aligned, and ready to be silver soldered.

 

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Here’s my Frankenstein Octave Key. I’m keeping the other end in place until after I solder on the riser that will connect with the octave key on the neck.

 

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I unsoldered and removed the key tube. Then I ground down a piece of brass drill rod to fit in the hole vacated by the key tube. Clamped and ready for soldering.

 

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Soldered, unnecessary end cut off, ready for cleaning and buffing.

 

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Cleaned and polished. Ready for heat shrink tubing on the riser and cork underneath.

 

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Reassembled and ready to go.

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