SOUTH BAY CHAPTER
March Meeting: (2nd Tuesday)
Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm 7:00 pm
Location: Kawai America
2055 E. University, Dominguez Hills 90220
The South Bay Chapter had an excellent chapter technical presentation from
Cecil Snyder and Mark Hullibarger, "Essential Tools and Jigs That You Can't
Buy," showing us the converging evolution of these two technicians’ tools and
setups - many ways that Yankee ingenuity comes into play in our craft. They took
us on an inclusive tour of many jigs that have helped them over the years to
bring piano actions back to life. A fun element was seeing, side by side, two
technicians’ ways of dealing with situations and the solutions they came up
with. For example Cecil's handmade wooden heat box with adjustable sizes and
fitted hole for the hot air, vs Mark's "4 dollar" version which was a newspaper
pup tent and tarp cover with 50's style blow dryer humming away in there.
Chemistry was discussed such as the use of good old naptha (now ronsonal ) and
silicone, Verdrigris explained (and sometimes solved), and the use of glacial
acetic acid (photography chemical ) and wallpaper remover. The evening was
really superb, took us back to the old school, brought us closer to the spirit
of Norman Neblett and that pantheon of technicians that funnels through to the
work we do today. This was a truly awesome tour of these two technicians’ vast
arsenal of spells. We thank you, fine sirs. A picture album to peruse and review
the works is up at:
Thank you, Cecil and Mark. Bravo!
Let us not forget to register for Westpac VII , April 19-22 at the Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove. Register before April 2 for early bird savings. Go to ptgwestpac.org for more information.
The PTG national convention is going to be held in Lancaster PA, and will be an amazing event- more information can be found at PTG Convention
For March Sheila King will give us a presentation on finances. Couldn't we all use a little perspective on how to handle these boatloads of money that are to be made in this industry? Come to this class to find out the best practices on what to do with your hard earned shinola. We will meet at Kawai on March 13 at 7:30 -- see you there!