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Posted: June.08.05 at 8:17pm | IP Logged Quote DamienThomas

What other methods of tone hole leveling are useful apart from tone hole files and pushing a tone hole from underneath (in the case of a sax tone hole that has a gap caused by a post etc in close proximity to the tone hole being pushed into the body). Rolled tone holes are especially a problem.Any suggestions?  
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Posted: June.13.05 at 7:15am | IP Logged Quote JeffDening

I occasionally use a prying method. You can use the tone hole protector/dent rod guide sold by Ferree's or make assorted "pac man" shaped tone hole protectors yourself. I prefer customizing my own pieces.

Use the tone hole protector to support some sort of burnishing rod (highly polished, small diameter). Burnish up the low spots being careful not to use too much pressure or too shallow an angle to create new low spots under the tonehole protector. DO NOT attempt on soldered toneholes unless you have nothing to do for the next several hours.

Let me know if I need to clarify further.
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Posted: December.16.05 at 2:18pm | IP Logged Quote JoePiccolo

Jim Thomas hasan AMAZING tool for raising dents from the inside of the sax. have raised some seriously "wonky" tone holes on a recent project.

It would be worth contacting him for more info......its a seriously well thought through tool....and will take your dent work to the next level.


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