Re: [Harp-L] Loose tacks
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- Subject: Re: [Harp-L] Loose tacks
- From: Seth Galitzer <sethgali@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 22:53:53 -0600
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IIRC, Dave Payne recommends a wooden matchstick instead of a toothpick
because the wood used is softer and makes a better filler.
Somebody else's 2 cents.
On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 10:46 PM, <MundHarp@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> I simply fill the nail holes with bits of tooth pick!
> The cheap thin wooden ones.
> Or whittle a match stick. That works too...
> Then I bash the nails back in...
> At thousands of gigs over the years I've had "nailed together" harps fall
> to pieces on me.
> I learned the hard way.
> I'm the worlds worst "harp tech"
> That's always worked well for me.
> John "Whiteboy" Walden
> Cebu City
> In a message dated 1/11/2011 9:03:57 A.M. Malay Peninsula Standard T,
> pneupco2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:
> I just got a really nice pre-war Marine Band. It’s very clean and
> rust-free. There is, however, a lot of 75 year old dust on top of the
> reed plates. It will be easy to take the coverplates off, but how do I
> get the tacks to hold tight once I put everything back together? Nails
> hold by friction, and when you pull a nail, this friction is reduced a
> whole lot causing the nails to pull out easily. I’m not going to glue
> toothpicks in the holes because then the nails won’t go in exactly the
> same as before and so the coverplates will be crooked (I’ve tried this
> before). Does anybody have any ideas?
> Thanks for any help or advice.
> Paul N.
> Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
The beatings will continue until morale has improved.
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