Subject: Subject: Re: [Harp-L] Small mp leak

yes!  I'd like to know the thickness, Larry - AND I'd like to know  just 
what you use to attach your windsavers?! 
THAT must be where I 'vaguely' remember hearing about the silpat in use for 
 chromatics - but couldn't remember for what purpose - figured it must be 
for  gasketing...
It would certainly be stiff enough not to curl and just slick enough  not 
to buzz or stick to the reedplate as conventional valves do when wet,  so 
what adhesive makes it usable? 
Inquiring chromatic minds are ever so interested! :)
Perhaps THIS is finally the perfect valve material.
The video lab I worked in for years used a larger version of the  teflon 
"cookie sheets" where
slick, nonstick surfaces were required. Sandy uses sheets purchased from  
Bed Bath and Beyond in her quilting studio. I use slivers of the same sheets 
for  windsavers. And they do cut very easily with scissors, rolling blade 
cutters and  razor blades, even though they are very tough and durable in use. 
I can measure  the thickness if anyone wants to know.

Lockjaw Larry
Ipad 3 happy camper"
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Sent: Friday, March 16, 2012 1:04  AM
Subject: Subject: Re:  [Harp-L] Small mp leak 

Realizing I've never used and  probably never WILL use a 'gasket', but what 
about Silpat...anyone think  it's remotely useable? Not sure if it'd be 
easy to cut. Mine doesn't have  that border shown in the  video.

( )  

or this newer generic version I just found online (much less  expensive AND 
able to be  cut):



"Message: 10
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 19:13:44  -0400
From: Joseph Leone <_3n037@xxxxxxxxxxxx (mailto:3n037@xxxxxxxxxxx) >
Subject: Re:  [Harp-L] Small mp leak
To: Music Cal <_macaroni9999@xxxxxxxxxx (mailto:macaroni9999@xxxxxxxxx) >
Cc:  harp-l <_harp-l@xxxxxxxxxxx (mailto:harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx) >

On Mar 15,  2012, at 6:14 PM, Music Cal wrote:
> Does anybody know of a  rubber-like material that does not smell, is thin
> enough for this  purpose (.005 in to .01 inch) and is FDA grade (safe 
> food so  safe in one's mouth)? The material of Ziploc food bags does not
> have an  odor and its FDA grade but it is not thick enough or spongy 
>  for a good gasket.
> Music Cal

I once used red hot water  bottle rubber. It was the correct thickness. 
Unfortunately, the water  bottles these days aren't smooth. They have a 
grain finish., and too  thick anyway.No good. I'm still thinking. (Every 
time my family throws  something out, I study it for possible harmonica 
uses.....and 'I' do the  garbage. lolol)

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