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Part Description:                                                                                                              Part Number            Price

Spruce Shims-- For filling cracks in piano sound boards.
         Fine quality spruce. 30 inches long.                                                                     SH943             $   3.00 each
                           Per Dozen                                                                                                               $ 16.50

Sound Board Buttons--
Made of maple with plank grain. For No. 8 and 110 wood screws                                  SH354             $ .50 each
                           Per 100                                                                                             
SH354             $ 14.00

Soundboard Shimming Tool--
This wedge shaped cutting tool is made of hard steel and chrome plated.
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.                                                                                    SH102               $ 24.00

Small Handplane
Ibex Planes are the finest finger and palm planes available for fine woodworking
in general. Cast in silicon bronze. A thumbscrew allows for quick and secure
adjustment of the blade. Chrome vanadium blade is 11/16" wide.
                                                       Part Number MET50554            $ 72.00

Shimming Chisel--
This tool opens a perfect "V" groove of the proper depth, trims the
wooden shim after it is glued, and scrapes it smooth. Made of high
quality 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                   $ 34.00

Grand sound board cleaning steel- Be sure to read our section on using the Cleaning Steel.
         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--                                                                                           SH934                $ 4.85

Grand soundboard cleaners -
         Small squeegees made of brass with bushing cloth covered blades; they allow you to
         quickly reach through the strings of a grand to dust the soundboard. Set of three different
         sizes to work in different areas of the soundboard.                                                      SP-SBC         $39.00

Sound Board Decals

Sound Board Repair Instruction

 

Ground 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.
        One pound package                          SH399-1/2          $ 8.95


"Hold Heet"
® Automatic Electric Glue Pot- made in USA
       
Features Accra thermostatic control. Operates without a water
        jacket. 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 life heating
        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.
        Read a discussion from a trademan about this product  

        Pot only                                                     SH1155       $204.00



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USING ANIMAL HIDE GLUE

If 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.

Put 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.

Did 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."

 

Veneer strips- Uniform mahogany repair veneer- 3" by 12"                                               SH850        $  4.00 each

SANDING SEALER
        Formulated to be used by professionals and novices. This product has
        many uses. Fills in and levels surface scratches, smoothes French Rubs,
        levels and makes final fill of burn-in work (see side box). Seals over
        stains before the finish is added. This is a serious issue since some
        finishes may react to stains. Fast Drying-- 15 oz. aerosol can.
                                                                                                      Part Number        SH1417-104          $ 13.00 ea.

Sand Paper-- This extremely fine grit is not available in hardware stores
            1000 grit- per sheet                                                                                                 SH455             $ 4.00 ea.
            1500 grit- per sheet- May help polish old ugly ivory key tops                                   SH456             $ 4.00 ea.

Pumice Stone-- 1 lb.
           
High Quality, American ground-- uniform
                        Extra Course                                                                                           SH411-O            $ 8.50 lb.
                         Medium                                                                                                SH411-FF          $ 8.50 lb.
                       Extra Fine                                                                                                SH411-FFFF      $ 8.50 lb.

Rottenstone-- 1lb. can
            Perhaps the finest substance available for furniture finishing. Us this polish on
            lacquered and varnished surfaces after a course rubbing with Pumice Stone              SH410             $ 12.00

Steel Wool-- Made of long strands for durability-- 8 pads per package
           Grade 0000                                                                                                            
SH412-4/0       $ 8.80
           Grade 000                                                                                                             
SH412-3/0       $ 8.50
           Grade 00                                                                                                               
SH412-2/0       $ 8.00
           Grade 0                                                                                                                 
SH412-1/0       $ 7.45

Blush 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 also.
           Comes in aerosol can, 15 oz.                                                                                    SH1417-100   $ 14.00

 

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