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Soldering a Tuba
What do you need while soldering a tuba? A snare drum stand in a vice of course!
New Lathe Cabinet
Moved my 1940’s Atlas Craftsman Lathe to its new home…a Harbor Freight 44″ Tool Cabinet with modified butcher block top and back splash. Plenty of storage space for tooling and materials.
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Flute Modification for Right Index Finger Amputation
I was contacted by an Occupational Therapist about one of her clients that was a flute player and had to have her right index finger amputated. The client wished to continue playing flute, but obviously was going to need some modification to her flute. I recycled a low Eb key, lower joint rib, and Bb key from a donor flute to fabricate a “thumb lever” so she could play F with her right thumb, instead of right index finger. I did also have to modify the case so the flute would fit. Other than soldering on the new key mechanism, no modification was made to her flute, so it could be removed in the future if necessary.
Grand Piano Forklift Move
Worked on a trumpet for Julie Borden, a local artist who paints musical instruments. See her stuff at www.juleez.com
Made some clamps a a cello(or string bass) sits stable on the bench
Ultrasonic Cleaning Day
2 Bach Trumpets, a Stomvi Picc, and 3 baritones in for ultrasonic cleaning…already did 3 trumpets and 2 baritones earlier this morning.