OUR FACILITY

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.

inside-the-workshop

A view of our work benches.

 

Parts department.

 

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 Toolroom

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.