A bit of a look at our workshop.
Our brass repair department:
Some of our dent removal hammers.
A casual 1,500 dent balls in our arsenal.
To remove dents, we often support instruments on polished steel forms known as mandrels. These are some of our mandrels ranging from tapered mandrels, bell sickles and various curved forms.
The workshop is also well versed with using a Ferree’s Z60 Dent Machine.
The woodwind department:
Precision gear to fit flute headjoints and saxophone necks.
Someone say pliers?
Our machine shop:
I find these tools to be indispensable in the highly variable field of Brass and Woodwind repair. Several of them are ex-government machines that were used for high-accuracy prototype work, and can hold very tight tolerances. In our toolroom we have:
- Hardinge HLV-H Precision Lathe
- Schaublin 13 Universal Milling Machine
- 2 x Myford Super 7B Lathes (Standard/Long Bed)
- Waldown Radial Arm Drill
- Steelfast Die Filing Machine
- Steelfast Vertical Bandsaw
- Waldown Buffing Machine
- Horizontal Bandsaw
- Bench Grinders
- Parken Universal Belt Grinder
- Waldown High Speed Drill