Well some keys turned out very nice. Others were not so lucky. Starting with burnishing and then a little machine buffing. It is what it is sometimes. Let’s just say this one looks great at 4 feet. Still a decent improvement overall
Thanks for the encourgement.
You mention motorcycles and @PigSquealer mentioned swine tools. 9 years ago, rather than buying Kawasaki's special tool to set the front fork seals and covers for $180 US for my Kawasaki Voyager XII tourer, I went to my local home improvement center and bought a 2.25 inch pipe nipple and 2.25 in. x 2.5 in. pipe reducer bushing for around $12. assembled them and set my fork seals and covers.When I saw it, I wondered how I was going to get it out, so I sat and thought about it for a while. I remembered I'd bought a pick set, to use when removing some O rings from a motorcycle fuel line. As well as the curved one I wanted for that job, there was also an inline pick. I managed to get enough purchase on the stub of the spring with the point of the pick and gave it a couple of light taps with a tiny medical hammer I got from somewhere. The spring slipped out just enough for me to grab it with the jaws of some needle nosed pliers, and out it came. Crisis averted.
I was just informed by the owner that “ Gazzu's horn” was most likely serviced/repaired in the late 30s or pre-war. Small town.Those tool marks on that key, I cringe when I see work done in less than a professional manner, especially on an instrument. It is difficult if not impossible to clean up scars on non-replaceable or non-easily replaceable parts.
We won't forget all your truly wonderful contributions. Your insight, skill, knowledge, support and humour made the Café a better place. Thank you jbtsax.
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