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Manbench Industries; Purveyors of general mayhem since 1994, a blog to follow the crazed, possibly deranged projects and emotive musings, of an undergraduate engineer, and an apprentice organ builder who have always felt they were born in the wrong age. Follow us as we, re-write history, learn lost skills, discover strange new worlds, break things, rant at things, mend things, make new things and generally find ways of passing the day instead of doing "proper work" !

Friday, 11 January 2013

Something to Dampen Your Spirits... II

A Little further work to the replacement dampener for my Hawkes Ajax snare restoration.

The new felt pad with pivoting arm can be seen, along with a spring I made from one of our organ wind chest springs, this ensures the pad will sit level on the skin.

A block ensures the tensioning thread traverses the drum shell at a constant 90 degrees.

Quite pleased with this, it looks really cool even if I do say so myself, shame it will never be seem!! Still at MBI if a job is worth doing its worth overdoing

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