Our Moorabbin Workshop:
We believe it is safe to say that we have the complete workshop
30 years of operation and three generations will do that.
A view of our work benches.
Dent tools are all stored in these industrial tool cabinets that hold 100kg per drawer. Last time we counted there were over 1500 dent balls
All tapers and sizes of mandrels for each instrument
Moulds to re-shape saxophone and brass bells
Z60 Dent Machine
A plier collection we could go to Guinness World Records with
400L Ultrasonic tank and dedicated wash facilities
Our service desk
Literature and catalogues dated as far as back as 1885. Our technicians have a passion for antique and vintage instrument and have extensive knowledge of old instruments
Our Moorabbin workshop offers tenon replacements, tone-hole replacements, crack repairs, replica parts manufacture, mouthpiece replating, modification, complete mechanical restoration of keywork and all customised work. We also manufacture custom tools for our repairs in order to offer the customer the best result possible and add these to our extensive collection for future use.
We prefer to use high quality Swiss, American, British and Australian built machines in our workshop as these are the finest machines produced and allow us to hold fine tolerances. Most of these machines were originally used in government research departments for prototype work. Our toolroom consists of:
|Schaublin 70 Toolroom Lathe||Waldown 3ph Buffing Machine|
|Myford Super 7 Long Bed Lathe||Thiel Produro 111 Filing Machine|
|Hardinge HLV-H Super Precision Lathe||Universal Tool and Cutter Grinder|
|Schaublin 135 Large Toolroom Lathe||Jones & Shipman 540 Surface Grinder|
|Dean Smith and Grace Type 13 Lathe with hydraulic copying attachment||Douglas 10 ½ Shaper|
|Schaublin 13 Universal Milling Machine||Steelfast Vertical Bandsaw|
|Maho MH800P Universal Milling Machine||Horizontal Bandsaw|
|Waldown Radial Arm Drill||Parken Pedestal Drill|
|Waldown 3ph Grinder||Waldown High Speed Drill|
We continue to add to our workshop and increase its capabilities. Our machines are in excellent mechanical condition and are very well tooled. We also add DROs (digital read-outs) in order to improve efficiency.