you find this confusing and would like help making choices, SEND
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Shims-- For filling cracks in piano sound boards.
Fine quality spruce. 30 inches long.
$ 3.00 each
Made of maple with plank grain. For No. 8 and 110 wood screws
$ .50 each
SH354 $ 14.00
This wedge shaped cutting tool is made of hard steel and
With a 4-1/2 inch handle and 8-1/2 inches overall, the tip of
the tool has
an angled "V" cutting tip which will make a "V"
shaped groove into which
the shim can be tapped with glue.
Ibex Planes are the finest finger and palm planes available for
in general. Cast in silicon bronze. A thumbscrew allows for
quick and secure
adjustment of the blade. Chrome vanadium blade is 11/16"
MET50554 $ 72.00
This tool opens a perfect "V" groove of the proper depth,
wooden shim after it is glued, and scrapes it smooth. Made of high
tool steel and lacquered. Blade is 1 inch wide. Tool is 9-1/2
inches long with
tools at both ends and handle area in the middle.
Part Number SH187
Grand sound board cleaning
steel- Be sure to read our section on using the
Can be used to clean
bridges on uprights.
Rag is tied in
end hole, and the steel is pushed under strings
to clean sound board--
Board Repair Instruction
Animal Hide Glue-
Terribly politically incorrect,
but it sure works great
This glue is highly
recommended for gluing
bellows cloth to wood pieces
in player pianos.
Also, use it on all wood and
felt parts where you
wish to leave the possibility
of dismantling in future
years. This glue is
specially designed for use in
glue pots. Must
be dissolved in hot water.
Automatic Electric Glue Pot-
made in USA
Features Accra thermostatic
control. Operates without a water
Removable glue container. Wide overhanging lip prevents
glue from entering heater shell. 7 1/2 foot heavy duty grounded
power cord. Built like a boiler. Will take abuse. Long
element. No hot spots and
will not burn glue. All pots are set at
150 degrees F. Quart size, 115 volts, 144 watts, weighs 6 lbs.
a discussion from a trademan about this product
Quart 240 volt Model of the above Glue Pot
MCM 3344K12 $
Replacement glue container-
Number MCM3344K22 $ 88.00
Replacement glue container- Two Quart
Part Number MCM3344K23
for Heating Animal Hide Glue in Glass Beaker
Compact hot plate is an economical choice
when work space is tight.
The housing is perforated
so air circulates to protect the controls and
work surface from excess heat. Do not have
a "power on" indicator light.
120 VAC unit is UL listed. Should ONLY be used with glass
Top surface-- 6 1/4" x 6 1/4"
Load capacity- 20 lb.
Range if heat control- 100° -700° F; 38°
Heat up time- 20 min.
Height without beaker- 4 3/8"
750 watts; 6.2 amps
Glass Beaker for
above Hot Plate- 1000ml- With Hot Plate- Pyrex
Add $ 15.00
Use a wooden hammer shank
or utensil to stir and apply glue.
If you supply your own beaker, it must be flat bottomed
quality so it can take heating. Pyrex is suggested.
Four and Eight Quart Glue Pots available-- SEND
ANIMAL HIDE GLUE
you are doing only one piano, you can heat the animal hide glue in an improvised
double boiler. Don't use your wife's because the thing will be ruined.
the amount of glue in the electric glue pot or your double boiler which will do
the job as far as you can tell. Fill the thing next with enough cold water to
cover the glue crystals to one quarter inch above the glue. Soak the glue inthe
correct amount of water overnight. Heat slowly and stir as it heats. If you improvise,
you MUST have a thermometer to make sure you don't overheat it. The working temperature
must be just under 150 degrees F.
you hear about the two Italian kittens sitting by the tennis court? They were
watching two people play Tennis, and one kitten turned to the other and said,
"Dat's my pa there, he's in da racket."
strips- Uniform mahogany repair veneer- 3" by 12"
$ 4.00 each
to be used by professionals and novices. This product has
uses. Fills in and levels surface scratches, smoothes French Rubs,
and makes final fill of burn-in work (see side box). Seals over
before the finish is added. This is a serious issue since some
may react to stains. Fast Drying-- 15 oz. aerosol can.
$ 13.00 ea.
Paper-- This extremely fine grit is not available in hardware stores
1000 grit- per sheet
$ 4.00 ea.
1500 grit- per sheet- May help polish
old ugly ivory key tops
$ 4.00 ea.
Pumice Stone-- 1 lb.
High Quality, American ground-- uniform
$ 8.50 lb.
$ 8.50 lb.
$ 8.50 lb.
Perhaps the finest substance
available for furniture finishing. Us this polish on
lacquered and varnished surfaces after a course rubbing with
Pumice Stone SH410
Wool-- Made of long strands for durability-- 8 pads per package
Eraser-- Humid or cold weather can cause a finish to turn white or "blush."
Behlen Blush Eraser reflows the
lacquer and allows the trapped moisture to escape.
This product should perform well with tung oil
Comes in aerosol
can, 15 oz.
SH1417-100 $ 14.00
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