This Category features fairly informally interesting jobs that come across our bench.

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Holiday Cheers

With Christmas and the holiday season almost upon us it can be a good time to take stock. For me in the shop, this year has been a combination of […]

Clarinet Fest

The last week has been a clarinet repair fest in Wellington. Bb and A Selmer Recitals, a Selmer Series10S A, Tosca Bb and a Tosca A.

Monette Trumpet

Clarinet Tenon Rebuild

Oh yes! Its an Alto Clarinet

Got to say I love these. Probably because I’m an Alto sax player and it sits in the range I feel at home in. Pretty tempted to look for one […]
Mark Six Rusted Rod

Mark 6 Rusted Rod

This gives a pretty good idea of what moister and a lack of servicing can do to the steels on your saxophone. Luckily we managed to get this one out. […]
marigaux oboe

Nice Jobs today – Marigaux Oboe and an Old Buffet Bass Clarinet

French Horn

Alexander French Horn Bell Conversion

Today we had the cool job of converting this Alexander 104 Fixed bell french horn. Take a look at the video above of the process and the pics below of […]

NZSO Schagerl Rotary Trumpets

This week we had the NZSO Schagerl rotary trumpets in store. Beautifully made and a joy to work on. Largely these only needed a ultrasonic clean, valve alignment, and checking […]

Mateki Flute Repad

This shows a Mateki flute repad on the bench in Auckland after the hard prep work and ready to begin the padding and putting the instrument back together. This flute […]

Bass Saxophone!!!

Today I got to service one of the bigger instruments we get through the shop. I still think the Contra Bass Clarinet takes the cake but for size this is […]

Paxman French Horn Bell Replacement

This pictorial article will step you through the replacement of a Paxman french horn bell replcement that we did, this time the reverse from a detachable bell back to an […]