[Harp-L] Shofu Brownie
Mon May 27 17:21:00 EDT 2019
"I HAVE made reeds from Wilkinson Sword ss razor blades, bullet casings,
and electrical brass pieces."
Now THERE are some stories I'd like to hear!! <grin>
Serious Honkage in Arizona
Robert at xxxxx
On Mon, May 27, 2019 at 6:52 AM JOSEPH LEONE <3n037 at xxxxx> wrote:
> > On May 26, 2019 at 5:28 PM Ken H in Ohio <airmojoken at xxxxx> wrote:
> > I don't think it's so much the price, but the quantity...
> Right Ken. Like anything else in life, it all depends what you need to do.
> A sho-fu
> should last a long time. Buying a dozen would leave you with an
> unnecessarily large
> stock. It would be better to buy a 'kit' containing a number of different
> As for the 29 or 30 dollars, that wouldn't even be cab fare for someone
> like me.
> I recently bought a drive gear for my garage door opener. It was $4.95
> plus $4.oo for
> shipping. What I got were TWO gears and NO shipping..for $9.90. But the
> opener was 23
> years old and so now I have an extra gear. Which will take me to age 99.
> > Curious how long does one Brownie "pointed cylinder" last, for how
> > many reed tunes ?
> One should last almost forever if used on brass reeds. For stainless you
> need to use
> something else.
> > Until the pointed end is mostly gone ?
> The pointed end can be re-shaped by running it on a file or sand paper.
> > Seems like most of the grit material would be wasted, depending on how
> > deep the metal shaft goes into the polishing end.
> Actually most of ANYthing is wasted. The wife and daughter use 3,000 gal.
> of water each
> month. When I lived on a house barge I used less than 300. lolol. ( yes I
> DID bathe . :)
> > I have yet to try one, but would be willing to try them.. I usually
> > use sanding wands, or a diamond tip micro engraver.
> Then you don't really need one. I have had abraders I never used. I prefer
> a file and wands.
> > But I'm pretty easy on my harps, which are mainly the Seydel 1847
> > stainless steel reeds, and have not had to really do any re-tuning.
> I haven't as yet needed to re-tune a steel reed. I HAVE made reeds from
> Wilkinson Sword
> ss razor blades, bullet casings, and electrical brass pieces.
> > Most of my reed tuning involves an alternate tuning, like paddy
> > richter or county-tuning on extra harps that I have accumulated over
> > the years.
> > Ken H in OH
> > On Sun, May 26, 2019 at 10:34 AM info <info at xxxxx>
> > >
> > > This is what you need.
> cost $26.95 for a dozen (free shipping if you live in the US), which will
> last a long time. Are you guys really sweating bullets over $26.95?Tom
> Halchak www.bluemoonharmonicas.com
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