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 Re: Repadding salt cellar keys
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2017-11-28 04:00

The pads fitted to the old 'salt spoon' pad cups are made in a drawstring bag fashion with the circle of leather stitched around the edge, then filled with hemp, wool or cotton fibres and then the threads are drawn closed and tied off to seal up the bag. Then flatten it out to shape it with the threads at the centre of the back and then shellac them into the pad cups.

You can use modern soft leather pads and float them in on shellac if that's easier - check by dry fitting a leather pad whilst the key is in place.

In rare cases, some old woodwind instruments have bowl-shaped countersinks instead of the usual bevelled type with a crown or a simple flat filed onto the joint, so with the bowl-shaped countersinks, the pads also have to be spherical to work with these.


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