P Mauriat
Antigua Winds
Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: A few unrelated questions for the repair techs...

  1. #1

    Default A few unrelated questions for the repair techs...

    1. What is the best source for delrin to make rollers? Is there anywhere that sells a delrin "tube" with the proper inner and outer diameter, or must you always buy rod and drill it? Does it usually need to be ordered online, or can it often be sourced locally (and if so, what kind of store would carry it)?

    2. Are there any good alternatives to fish skin for testing the seating of clarinet pads...preferably something that is a common household material?

    Thanks for your help!

  2. #2
    Forum Contributor 2012
    SOTW Saxophone Whisperer
    Distinguished SOTW Technician
    Graysax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Poughkeepsie, NY
    Posts
    2,514

    Default Re: A few unrelated questions for the repair techs...

    #1 - http://www.mcmaster.com/#delrin-(mad...resin)/=hdpd9z

    That is one of many sources. If you have access to a lathe this project would be much simpler.

    #2 - Pop Tart mylar packaging. When you buy a box of 12 pop tarts (not generic brand) they come wrapped 2 each in a shiny silver mylar bag. That stuff is thinner than fishskin, stronger, and smoother which makes a perfect material for a feeler.

    I have also heard of people using the cellophane from a reed box - or cigarette pack. That is thicker than the above mentioned mylar.

    I have also heard that the same type of mylar is used in Crouton packaging.
    __________________________________________
    The Saxophone Whisperer
    www.graysax.com
    Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today - because if you do it today and like it - you can do it again tomorrow!!

    --Benny Hil
    l2011 Hunter Soprano
    1956 Selmer Mark VI Alto
    1929 Conn Chu Alto
    2012 Viking M58 Tenor
    2012 Viking M58 Baritone
    1924 Buescher Bass
    1969 - Very Understanding Wife
    Haynes Flute / Weissman Headjoint
    Weissman Piccolo
    Buffet Festival Clarinet
    Buffet Prestige Bass Clarinet

  3. #3
    Forum Contributor 2006
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    1,434

    Default Re: A few unrelated questions for the repair techs...

    Check your local commercial plastics supplier for remnant stock. It will be much cheaper and usually the odds & ends will be sold by the foot or some other basic unit. Delrin rod in white and black and many thicknesses... A few dollars will buy more than you'll need for years....

    Oh, what about the cig papers you roll your joints with? The gumless kind.....

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    anaheim,ca.
    Posts
    593

    Default Re: A few unrelated questions for the repair techs...

    Old T V VCR cassett tape....break it iopen...tape inside will last a lifetime... it is very thin ...I think it is .001 thick

  5. #5
    Distinguished SOTW member, musician, technician & columnist clarnibass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Jerusalem, Israel.
    Posts
    4,339

    Default Re: A few unrelated questions for the repair techs...

    For a feeler I've always preferred thin rolling papers. The brand doesn't really matter but I like OCB. As long as they are no more than 0.015mm thick (just under 0.0006").

  6. #6
    Distinguished SOTW Member/Technician hornfixer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
    Posts
    2,883

    Default Re: A few unrelated questions for the repair techs...

    Are there any good alternatives to fish skin for testing the seating of clarinet pads...preferably something that is a common household material?
    The phone book.
    ** NEW ** Saxophone Instructional DVD How To Tear Down And Polish A Saxophone ** NEW **

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/111225817570...84.m1559.l2649

  7. #7
    Forum Contributor 2012
    Distinguished SOTW Technician
    abadcliche's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Durham, NC
    Posts
    2,947

    Default Re: A few unrelated questions for the repair techs...

    Finally, the phone book is useful again.
    matt stohrer

    Stohrer Music - saxophone repairs - vintage horns for sale
    My Youtube Channel
    Let's be friends on Facebook!

    All of this is just like, my opinion, man.

  8. #8
    Forum Contributor 2013 skeller047's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Pacifica, CA
    Posts
    1,431

    Default Re: A few unrelated questions for the repair techs...

    Quote Originally Posted by abadcliche View Post
    Finally, the phone book is useful again.
    I don't get them anymore
    Steve Keller

  9. #9

    Default Re: A few unrelated questions for the repair techs...

    Most of our fine parts suppliers will sell mylar feeler material. .0005" is a great place to start.
    "Life is too important to be taken seriously."
    Phil Sobel 1917-2008

  10. #10
    Distiguished SOTW Tech
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Auburn NY
    Posts
    1,470

    Default Re: A few unrelated questions for the repair techs...

    Quote Originally Posted by 1958SelmerMarkVI View Post
    1. What is the best source for delrin to make rollers?...

    Thanks for your help!
    McMaster-Carr is an excellent source, as mentioned by others. If you are looking for a pearl look or other wacky colours then acrylic pen blanks can be cut up and turned on a lathe to make rollers.

  11. #11
    Distinguished Technician & SOTW Columnist
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Posts
    13,439

    Default Re: A few unrelated questions for the repair techs...

    Quote Originally Posted by 1958SelmerMarkVI View Post
    1. ... delrin "tube" with the proper inner and outer diameter
    There is no "proper". There are many variations.
    Contentment is not the fulfilment of what you want, but the realisation of how much you already have.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •