[Harp-L] Installing new reed plates

Joseph Leone 3n037@xxxxx
Wed Dec 14 13:08:38 EST 2016

When tapping into flat stock, the first thing you want to do is take a drill about twice the diameter of the hole and using just your hand twirl it in the ‘face’ of the hole. This will give you a small chamfer. Then when you tap, any extrusions caused BY said tap will not result in a ‘volcano cone’ effect on the surface of your sheet stock. 

smokey-joe and the Cafe s. sweet haven house. 

> On Dec 14, 2016, at 10:09 AM, <flyingv8 at xxxxx> <flyingv8 at xxxxx> wrote:
> Personally I hate tapping with screws. Did it once and I would never do it again. Even though it seems to work ok the metal around the hole will distort leaving the surface uneven. I have a hand tapping jig that I use to keep everything straight. I can tap those for you at no charge if you want to pay shipping. Let me know.
> Dee
> www.deesfti.com
> ---- Sheltraw <macaroni9999 at xxxxx> wrote: 
>> I just received new reed plates for my Saxony Chromatic. I didn't know that they are shipped with the 6 small screw holes of the bottom plate untapped. Although I have disassembled and reassembled reedplates countless times this is my first time installing new plates. Are there any pitfalls to tap the holes with the screws on the first install?
>> Thanks,
>> Daniel 
>> Sent from my iPhone

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