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Offline abellows

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Tenon replacement
« on: November 02, 2016, 08:19:11 AM »
Anyone on the board do tenon replacement?

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Re: Tenon replacement
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2016, 09:44:53 AM »
Nope, but I do have one clarinet that had the entire lower tenon on upper section replaced with aluminum.  Talk about strength.
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Re: Tenon replacement
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2016, 02:39:29 PM »
Anyone on the board do tenon replacement?
That is probably the hardest modification to make to a clarinet "correctly", and I plan to learn how to do it.  The joint must be mostly stripped and counter bored, and a suitable replacement must be cut out of stock (or maybe a donor) and anchored perfectly straight.
Are you considering learning how to do it, or are you in search of someone who offers the service?
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Re: Tenon replacement
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2016, 06:18:36 PM »
The horn magically showed up today at the front door. Low and behold it wasn't a broken tenon, it was a piece broken off where the upper ring on the lower joint was missing. I really need to pay closer attention when I buy stuff!!!! It was a great surprise. I was kicking myself for selling my Logan 955 lathe that I had just restored. I hadn't used it much at all, and would have ordered the counter bore and pilot to do the repair if I still had it.

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Re: Tenon replacement
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2016, 05:26:00 PM »
Aha!
Well, good karma to you, then. 

Glad to hear the tenon is okay. 
Cheers-
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Re: Tenon replacement
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2016, 02:34:29 PM »
Tenon replacements are tricky indeed. I have a Normandy and a Strasser that both need it done.
I have the tools; just working on getting up the nerve. It really shouldn't be any more difficult than any other precision machining I've done, I'm just concerned about it messing with a tone hole.

I may get a cheap beater to practice on first. Plenty of those around.