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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000184.txt from 1994/09

From: Gerry Evoniuk <Gerald.Evoniuk@-----.BITNET>
Subj: Re: African blackwood vs Pl
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 1994 01:32:51 -0400

>Ron,
>
> Delrin, though more easily tooled than the grenadilla, is a
more
>expensive material. I talked to the guys at Fox.
>
>Steve Prescott
>Instrument Repair Tech.
>Indiana State Univ.
>mipresc@-----.edu

It machines like a dream though. Very nice finishes at high speeds unlike
ABS which burns. However, gluing is musch more difficult such as in tenon
rebuilding.
Most epoxies don't like it. Hysol Epoxi-Patch seems to work though.

If I was in the position to make an instrument I'd pick Delrin.

Gerry
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Arizona State University
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