9249Re: Makeshift cure for lose tangents
- May 17, 2013Hi All
This is helpful - but I have had a further problem, as the tangent is slipping because the slider has split around the hole. I've glued it together but obviously not well enough as the hole is fractionally too large and the tangent still slips. As it's the low F# that leads to some real 'ouch' moments.
--- In HurdyGurdyForum@..., cwhill <cwhill@...> wrote:
> I presume you let the glue dry fully before replacing the tangent <grin>
> (if we don't say it, someone, somewhere will superglue it in place).
> Colin Hill
> On 16/05/2013 16:52, Neil Brook wrote:
> > That will stop them slipping round but a loose tangent is likely to
> > give poor tone so I prefer to build up and strengthen the tangent shaft
> > by painting extra thin superglue ( Zap Ca super thin ) on it . One coat
> > will reinforce the shaft fibres and add a tiny bit of thickness which
> > may be enough. A further coat will probably add enough thickness . To
> > accelerate glue drying, just breathe onto the shaft and the moisture
> > will set it in a few seconds.
> > Neil
> > On 16 May 2013, at 16:44, SAMUEL wrote:
> >> Having trouble with loose tangents that swivel around with playing
> >> pressure.
> >> A blob of glue at the bottom edge of the tangent on to the key (on one
> >> side or
> >> both) from a Hot Melt Glue Gun,will do the trick.
> >> If you ever need to get the keys out (why?) a sharp chisel easily
> >> removes the
> >> glue (which has low tack strength. The tip of a small soldering iron
> >> can be used to melt the glue, if you need to adjust the tangent.
> >> Sam
> > Best regards
> > Neil Brook
> > nwbrook@... <mailto:nwbrook@...>
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