DIY dent removal - first blood!

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  1. tjcombo

    tjcombo Forte User

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    Have just posted a couple of videos on Youtube (first crack at that too) showing my home-made dent balls and an old Pan Am cornet which is a work in progress. All fairly primitive, but I'm having fun:-) ...and that's what matters.

    DIY dent tools - YouTube
    cornet test - YouTube

    tj
     
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    Peter McNeill Utimate User

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    Brave Man -

    Nice Vid, and nice Bike.
    Cheers
     
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    Good one tj, I recommend the Votaw 63 pc ball set and economy Driver, can work through the bell throat right up to the 1st valve. I have made some of my own for tuning slides with tighter bends. My first balls were made from bearing balls softened, drilled and tapped 4mm and 6mm to fit various rods.

    Have fun.

    Regards, Stuart.
     
  4. tjcombo

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    I think I might be closer to spending money with Mr Votaw than I'd expected Stuart. I was looking at the Driver you mentioned on their web site last night. Had thought about using a car/bike cable to make one, but it would still be second-best to the real thing.

    Hope you realise the problem your GSM custom has caused me? My n+1 is morphing into OCD. I've gotta do a homebrew horn :-)
     
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    I have a couple of square feet of 16 gauge brass and copper sheet if you want to experiment with heavy braces.

    Regards, Stuart.
     
  6. tjcombo

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    Thanks Stuart. I'm pretty right for odds and sods of sheet, but will PM you about the driver.

    regards

    tj
     

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