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 Re: Air leak -
Author: steve1221 
Date:   2019-07-13 07:15

Thanks Chris - I have made some nice pads with new unused wine cork - but ones without pits are hard to find but I have a few. I made a holder out of a furniture screw because it has a long shank not threaded and a big flat head. I contact cement both the cork and the screw and put in my bench motor and sand away. I use 400 grit to get the diameter close then finish it with 2500 sandpaper, and the face is just sanded flat with a stiff sand board - while I have the pad on the holder I use a feeler gauge with 400 grit paper glued to it to make a bevel. Then cut it off with a razor blade. Then I check the thickness to what I want and sand the front smooth. And for thinning out the pad I sand the back only till I get the desired thickness.
I did find the leak in the lower C# key using a light - and I am waiting on a pad set that will come in. From China but I found 2 places in the USA that I can order cork sheet and blank corks, so Ill do that from now on. Because this wine cork thing is too much work. You are right the ones you buy are better.
As you can tell I make my tools and only purchased a pair of smooth duckbill pliers. But I am not a professional.

Post Edited (2019-07-13 08:10)

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