Mar 21 2010

Finding the nodes, drilling the keys

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Once the keys are cut and rough-tuned, page they must be mounted.

Step one is finding the “nodes, there ” or the dead spots at either end of the key where the metal doesn’t vibrate. This is where I’ll drill holes for mounting.

To do this, you park the key atop two pairs of balled-up socks so it vibrates when struck. Then sprinkle a little salt near either end of the key and whack it repeatedly. The resonating metal bounces the salt away from the most-vibrating part into the nodes, the deadest spot in each key … Continue reading


Mar 21 2010

Prettifying the windows in the junkyard door

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One of the drawbacks with the door from the junkyard is that it had a two-paned window instead of the nice big panoramic single light the original door came with.

Really fussy-looking. Kills the lines of the van (such as they are). And easily remedied.

First, seek remove the windows and the weatherstripping. Like this: Continue reading