July 25

Today Mr. Ford and I took a couple of saxophones over to the instrument repair shop run by Larry Frank and his assistant P.J.  They were generous with their time and showed us how to completely strip down an old alto saxophone, remove dents, and fully clean it.  We then learned how to reenforce and recork the neck piece, square off the tone holes, and the basics of putting on new pads.  The actually installation of the new pads will be done by the shop since it requires experience to correctly seat the new pads.

The shop was also very generous and gave us parts from old instruments along with some new work and glue to use for creating our own instruments and for demonstrating the parts to students.


After returning to school we also worked to get the 3D printer unclogged so we could start printing a small bell for our foundry work.