Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.7 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
(ad)
Best of Piano Buyer
 Best of Piano Buyer
(ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
Find a Professional
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Advertise on Piano World

(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Who's Online Now
143 registered members (anotherscott, APassionatePianist, agraffe, Alex Hutor, AaronSF, ando, ASR, atcsam, astrotoy, 34 invisible), 1,654 guests, and 5 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords & Scales
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Mystery boring jig #2779541
11/09/18 01:49 PM
11/09/18 01:49 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 497
Chesterfield. MA
C
Craig Hair Offline OP
Full Member
Craig Hair  Offline OP
Full Member
C

Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 497
Chesterfield. MA
I found this in a dusty box. It is well made but has no markings. Does anyone recognize it?

http://forum.pianoworld.com//ubbthreads.php/galleries/2779539.html#Post2779539


Craig Hair
Hampshire Piano
Chesterfield, MA
Conservative Piano Restoration
Watch us on YouTube
https://plus.google.com/u/0/105412259108667869462

Sometimes, all you can hear is the cat snore.
(ad 800)
PTG Convention 2019
PTG 2019 Convention Tuscon AZ
Re: Mystery boring jig [Re: Craig Hair] #2779542
11/09/18 01:53 PM
11/09/18 01:53 PM
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 27,110
Oakland
B
BDB Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
BDB  Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
B

Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 27,110
Oakland
Are you asking if we lost it? smile

I remember seeing such a thing in a catalog somewhere. It is too fiddly for me. My setup allows me to bore a set of hammers in about half an hour, including set-up and length and angle changes.


Semipro Tech
Re: Mystery boring jig [Re: Craig Hair] #2779546
11/09/18 02:05 PM
11/09/18 02:05 PM
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 1,832
Tennessee
E
Ed Foote Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Ed Foote  Offline
1000 Post Club Member
E

Joined: May 2003
Posts: 1,832
Tennessee
It is a hammer boring jig for duplicating the shank angle of an existing one. There should be pair of guides, one a half and the other a whole one, that are used.

Re: Mystery boring jig [Re: Craig Hair] #2779666
11/09/18 11:43 PM
11/09/18 11:43 PM
Joined: Feb 2017
Posts: 1,928
New Hampshire
P
P W Grey Offline
1000 Post Club Member
P W Grey  Offline
1000 Post Club Member
P

Joined: Feb 2017
Posts: 1,928
New Hampshire
It can also be used to duplicate boring on a vertical hammer butt. Takes a little doin but works okay. I have one. Have not used it in a long time (ever since I learned how to effectively REMOVE the shank remnants from the butt or hammer).

Pwg

Last edited by P W Grey; 11/09/18 11:43 PM.

Peter W. Grey, RPT
New Hampshire Seacoast
www.seacoastpianodoctor.com
pianodoctor57@gmail.com
(Best way to contact me privately)
(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
Re: Mystery boring jig [Re: Craig Hair] #2779774
11/10/18 11:50 AM
11/10/18 11:50 AM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 497
Chesterfield. MA
C
Craig Hair Offline OP
Full Member
Craig Hair  Offline OP
Full Member
C

Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 497
Chesterfield. MA
I found it listed in a "62 Tuner's Supply catalog for $31. About $270 today. It makes sense now. The half guide is the part that I am missing. I'm sure it will turn up, now that I know what it is. It will make a nice addition to the tool museum; and one that is not a "tool of shame".

Would any of you have a copy of the instructions?

Thanks for the input,
Craig


Craig Hair
Hampshire Piano
Chesterfield, MA
Conservative Piano Restoration
Watch us on YouTube
https://plus.google.com/u/0/105412259108667869462

Sometimes, all you can hear is the cat snore.
Re: Mystery boring jig [Re: Craig Hair] #2779803
11/10/18 01:39 PM
11/10/18 01:39 PM
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 407
Morgantown, West Virginia
D
Dan Casdorph Offline
Full Member
Dan Casdorph  Offline
Full Member
D

Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 407
Morgantown, West Virginia
It was designed for on site use and is a nice tool, but a bit fiddly. if you are missing a hammer its good for replicating a neighboring hammer angle. It -may- have come with drill bits but I'm not sure. As I remeber you use the half piece to alighn the drill bit using a neighboring hammer/shank,butt,, then replace that with the solid pice to guide the drill bit. The tool is no longer available but there is a cheaper, lower quality version available these days. i remember it as being somewhat expensive. I have one and I'll check to see if I have the instructions in the box.


Casdorph Piano Service
Morgantown, WV
www.casdorphpiano.com
All pianos are bald ones.
Re: Mystery boring jig [Re: Craig Hair] #2780206
11/11/18 08:42 PM
11/11/18 08:42 PM
Joined: Feb 2017
Posts: 1,928
New Hampshire
P
P W Grey Offline
1000 Post Club Member
P W Grey  Offline
1000 Post Club Member
P

Joined: Feb 2017
Posts: 1,928
New Hampshire
Yes, it came with a 7/32" drill bit with a stop on it. Absolutely a well thought out and well made tool. Clunky at first, but once you get used to it (and make sure all set screws are TIGHT!) it really is pretty good. Bought mine probably in 1975.

Pwg


Peter W. Grey, RPT
New Hampshire Seacoast
www.seacoastpianodoctor.com
pianodoctor57@gmail.com
(Best way to contact me privately)
Re: Mystery boring jig [Re: Craig Hair] #2780341
11/12/18 09:23 AM
11/12/18 09:23 AM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 497
Chesterfield. MA
C
Craig Hair Offline OP
Full Member
Craig Hair  Offline OP
Full Member
C

Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 497
Chesterfield. MA
Dan,
Thanks for looking; its always fun to see the original literature.


Craig Hair
Hampshire Piano
Chesterfield, MA
Conservative Piano Restoration
Watch us on YouTube
https://plus.google.com/u/0/105412259108667869462

Sometimes, all you can hear is the cat snore.

Moderated by  Piano World 

Shop Our Online Store!
Shop Our Store Online
Shop PianoSupplies.com

Did you know Piano World has an online store, and that it's loaded with goodies pianists and music lovers want?
Check it out and place your order.

Special Purchase!
Keyboard and Roses Piano Bench Cushion Keyboard & Roses 14"x30" piano bench cushions Regularly sold for $79 to $100, now only $39. (while supplies last)

(ad)
Pianoteq
PianoTeq Bechstein
(ad)
Faust Harrison Pianos
Faust Harrison 100+ Steinways
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Nord Stage 3 Keybed vs Stage 2 88
by Coker. 03/24/19 05:21 PM
Anyone learning from Schaum?
by Cheshire Chris. 03/24/19 03:34 PM
Piano room size
by Colin Miles. 03/24/19 12:49 PM
Books devoted to one piece
by Animisha. 03/24/19 12:06 PM
What's Hot!!
PIANO TEACHERS Please read this!
-------------------
European Tour for Piano Lovers
JOIN US FOR THE TOUR!
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
Forum Statistics
Forums41
Topics191,101
Posts2,810,386
Members92,866
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
Please Support Our Advertisers
Faust Harrison 100+ Steinways

Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver

Sweetwater

 Best of Piano Buyer

PianoTeq Bechstein
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers


 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2019 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.2