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  • I've tried using a magnet, and found that it will pull the strings into its plane. I do use a weak magnet to level upright strings, but place it within 10 mm of the V bar to minimize that effect. A bubble gauge does need to be ...

  • Chris - Why magnetic? ------------------------------ David Skolnik [RPT] Hastings-on-Hudson NY 917-589-2625 ------------------------------

  • Ben, Here's mine. Very easy to make. If you go with a string level bubble (Like the Mother goose one) then it needs to have a magnet inserted (machined). Otherwise they are time consuming and not worth it. IMO -chris ------------------------------ ...

  • Here's one from Mother Goose Tools. Here's another type from Charles Faulk. One that levels from beneath from Chris Brown. I use one of many I made myself - the first one pictured (brass) is my favorite. A sampling, on top of ...

Harpsichord

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    Has anyone had any luck communicating with Hendrik Broekman at Hubbard recently? I am trying to procure tongues to convert a Burton harpsichord, but get no response to email or phone message. ------------------------------ Fred Sturm ...

  • Well, the bad news is that with the strings at tension (A=415 hz.) the slides get immobilized. When the tension is slackened somewhat on one of the string choirs, the 4' slide (operated by a knee lever) becomes mobile, the 8' slide ...

  • Hello Jonathan Moberg Thanks for the information about the Jorgensen clamps. I have found the UK version of Bar clamps (made by Jet Clamps) particularly useful and have used them when laying tongue and groove floor boards - but in ...

  • Israel was referring to hand screw clamps, wooden jaws. Google it. Regards, Fred Sturm University of New Mexico fssturm@unm.edu http://fredsturm.net www.artoftuning.com "Art lives from constraints and dies from freedom." Leonardo ...