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 Re: Buffet left hand nylon pin/dowel
Author: clonestar 
Date:   2013-10-17 15:05

Not quite two years ago, I acquired a non-working Buffet B-12, with a broken nylon pin on the E/B left lever key. Since it was a student level clarinet (and a very good one), I undertook the repair in the following manner:

I cleaned out the rest of the nylon pin from the key. Using a simple electric drill (as a lathe) and 300 grit silicon carbide paper (super-glued to a craft stick), I honed down a very small finishing nail to a point where one end would fit well into the end of the key (I silver-soldered it into the end of the lever key and smoothed it out) and the other end was honed down to a diameter smaller than the original nylon pin. After cutting the soldered-in nail to the proper length, I dipped the protruding end of the nail into a thick black liquid substance I got from Harbor Freight Tools, which is normally used in order to insulate parts of certain tools, like the handles of needle-nose pliers. It leaves a sort-of "rubberized" coating on the protruding nail when it dries. After drying, I used a small nail file to shape the insulated end of the key into the receiving hole linked to the right-hand key mechanism. I wound up modifying the other non-broken nylon-pinned lever key in the same manner. The mechanism does not clank or clatter at all and a tiny bit of silicon grease, at the junction of the pin and receiving hole, keeps the action very smooth. It's been in use now for a number of months (by a student with 3 years of playing experience) and she continues to report that she's been quite satisfied with the operation of the instrument. It has become her primary clarinet (she now uses her Bundy only for marching band), so we'll see if time bears out the reliability of the modification.

Don

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