[Harp-L] Reed slot technology

I am an old custom yacht builder.

we used epoxies and other resins.  Whenever I have a wood type product, and
I need it to be impervious to... whatever.  I always find whatever wood is
involved, usually teak or mahogany, and make a slurry with epoxy and wood
dust... wood dust coming from either a sander or planer or other wood
cutting device that leaves "sawdust."  Make a paste of the proper
consistency with the wood-dust of choice, and make a putty and insert it
into a mold made of the part you need.

To me, this revolutionary idea is an old NO-Brainer!


Wow!  The old is new AGAIN!

As the Rasta's say   Ala-U aKbar!

God is great.  Another Doh!  No-Brainer.

So, I am eagerly awaiting the new revolutionary harmonica from Suzuki, old
revolutionary boat-builder's techniques from the early 1970's  but in the
Harmonica world ---------  BRAND NEW!!!!

I like the idea of the welded reeds, and the naturally closer tolerances.  I
will buy at least one.

Just to see.. I think I'l get a Low F because those are the most air sucking
harps I have.  If the finer tolerances save me some air with the Low F's it
will be worth the investment.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Payne" <dmatthew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Harp L Harp L" <harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, August 09, 2009 9:08 AM
Subject: [Harp-L] Reed slot technology

>  Brendan mentioned the Manji was the first advancement made in over a
hundred years and I started a new thread, because I didn't want to derail
the Manji thread.
> What I wanted tpo say is I had considered the development of the
double-cut reedplate was an advancement in reedslot technology . As I
understand it, you cut the reedplate from both sides simultaneously, instead
of punching it through from one side (as it is traditionally done) to
eliminate that reedslot sloppiness. Seydel came up with that around 2007.
> What tickles me is the plastic/wood comb. I know the 1847 Silver comb was
designed to mimic wood, or at least the crushability of wood fibers under
pressure of screws. That's why it's not a perfectly smooth plastic. It has,
however, no actual wood in it. The main difference I think most people
notice in wood vs. plastic harmonicas is the feel and construction. If you
can construct it like a wood comb, wood comb guys will like it.
> Dave
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