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#2024722 - 01/31/13 03:30 PM Dancing the Jigs  
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I had been doing some searches, trying to find discussions of the best specialty tools and jigs for rebuilding jobs. That was going kind o' slowwwww. Too spread out.

What are some of the specialty piano tools and jigs that you have/use or have seen which are available these days? (Links are always helpful, too.)

I will mention a home made one:

Dampp Chaser on Steroids
Use a humidistat with a relay to run a heater or heat lamps to maintain a dry booth/area. We put a relay in small metal tool box. The power was plugged into a Dampp Chaser HD and hardwired into the relay box which was set up with an a.c. outlet. The heavier amperage capacity of the relay makes the system work. The HD is the brain. The power cord also stores in the little box. You can maintain dryness without danger or overkill, by just rigging a tent over a grand in less than idea work spaces, for example. Sort of like turbo-charging a dehumidifier rod.



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#2024727 - 01/31/13 03:36 PM Re: Dancing the Jigs [Re: RestorerPhil]  
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I use Spurlock jigs. Key bushings, hammer tail arcing and tapering, his bar clamps for keys. Excellent products.

I also have a custom made jig for key notching new key tops.

I am sure I have more, none coming to my mind right now.

This could be a nice thread. There is always something new to learn.

All the best.





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#2024738 - 01/31/13 04:13 PM Re: Dancing the Jigs [Re: RestorerPhil]  
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Anything by Spurlock is great. WNG also has nice jigs to use with their products. Mazzaglia Tools has some interesting stuff, but I haven't used any of their tools.

#2024774 - 01/31/13 05:08 PM Re: Dancing the Jigs [Re: RestorerPhil]  
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Originally Posted by RestorerPhil
I had been doing some searches, trying to find discussions of the best specialty tools and jigs for rebuilding jobs. That was going kind o' slowwwww. Too spread out.

What are some of the specialty piano tools and jigs that you have/use or have seen which are available these days? (Links are always helpful, too.)

I will mention a home made one:

Dampp Chaser on Steroids
Use a humidistat with a relay to run a heater or heat lamps to maintain a dry booth/area. We put a relay in small metal tool box. The power was plugged into a Dampp Chaser HD and hardwired into the relay box which was set up with an a.c. outlet. The heavier amperage capacity of the relay makes the system work. The HD is the brain. The power cord also stores in the little box. You can maintain dryness without danger or overkill, by just rigging a tent over a grand in less than idea work spaces, for example. Sort of like turbo-charging a dehumidifier rod.



Hi Nothing comes to my mind as I use also many Spurlock jigs

About your control of DC heaters, why not simply use an hygrostat with enough cutting power . I have one I could use to make an humidifier run on one side, a dehumidifier on the other side.
I dont remind the admitted Amp, I will have a look, it is very precise with a 10 inches long horse hair element,
I could use it to obtain a precise HR.

This is very useful , if you can find some (for vertical flanges it is perfect):

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#2024827 - 01/31/13 06:17 PM Re: Dancing the Jigs [Re: beethoven986]  
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