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Thanks to Bill McKaig for the idea.

Although, i did make some worthwhile improvements to the vertical wire dispenser.

Enjoy the video!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8u_eHZrqOlo


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Nice.

You would save some wire by instead of threading the end through holes in the side, cut some saw kerfs radially a half inch or so deep around the perimeter, and use some pieces of metal that can slip into them. Drill a hole in the metal, slip the wire through, make a u-bend to keep the wire from coming out, and slide the metal into one of the kerf slots. That should keep the wire from unreeling.


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Looks real nice! I used the one pound dispensers because I didn't want to take the time to figure out a system for the five pound coils. You hit all the bases.

My only suggestion for you would be to place your rig where you can reach it from the tuning pin side. That would save you from having to chase down the loose end of the piano wire when you cut it to length. Maybe you've worked that out already.


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Thanks Bill,
I'll try the rig in different locations, as there is no logical explanation for where i ended up placing it. Just happened LOL.

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Thanks BDB,
At first i was concerned that an extra piece would always have a good chance of getting lost, but you may have something there.

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Very cool design! I miss working in the shop and making jigs etc...


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Originally Posted by accordeur
Very cool design! I miss working in the shop and making jigs etc...

Thanks! I appreciate that.

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Originally Posted by accordeur
Very cool design! I miss working in the shop and making jigs etc...

Thanks! I appreciate that.

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Nice job, Chris:

I have been thinking of building something very similar, but have been in the last throes of moving my shop after 16 years in the old location. You have added a couple of good ideas, so good on you.

I am planning on setting the jog on top of a board that will set on top of the rim. The dispenser will be able to slide laterally as one strings, and will have raised edges to keep it in the track. It will be clamped to the rim at each end, and can be relocated as needed. Likely, that would preclude the need for a turntable.

My 2 Kg. reels of Paulello wire are housed in clear plexiglass, with bolts and spacer blocks separating the two pieces, so I will have to accommodate that in my design.


I will have the wire exiting at the top, so as to allow the stringing to follow the natural memory curve off the reel.


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Chris,

Very impressive and well thought out. I'm thinking that ideal placement would depend on what part of the piano is getting strung, therefore the "easy change" clamp system is perfect.

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Peter and William.
Thanks for the compliments.

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Don' let it go to your head. :-)


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