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Re: My Eb Tuba Project

Postby Tubajug » Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:27 pm

I started soldering the 4th valve circuit last night. Next will be to make a crook by cutting one in half and using tubing to get it the width I need for the lower slide.

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Re: My Eb Tuba Project

Postby Tubajug » Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:09 pm

Little by little, I'm moving along. I got a joint or two soldered, but I also got a crook cut in half and ready to start measuring, parallel-ing, and soldering that lower slide for the 4th valve circuit. A few more braces here and there and I think the valve section will be complete!

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As I looked over my upper circuit, I think I need to add another brace. I think I'll move the existing brace closer to the crook and add a second one closer to the valve port, as marked by the poorly drawn red braces in the photo below:

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What do you think?
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Re: My Eb Tuba Project

Postby Tubajug » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:31 pm

Last night I had the itch to work and my wife was kind enough to let me do so! I got the whole 4th circuit soldered on minus three braces that still need to be cut, fitted, and soldered. It feels really good to have it this far along though!

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After I get this all squared away and cleaned up, it will be back to finishing the body work (still some dents, get the bow guards back on, etc.). I feel some momentum here folks!
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Re: My Eb Tuba Project

Postby bloke » Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:46 pm

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Re: My Eb Tuba Project

Postby YORK-aholic » Thu May 02, 2019 10:47 pm

Keep plugging away. It is coming along.
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Re: My Eb Tuba Project

Postby Tubajug » Mon May 06, 2019 3:45 pm

YORK-aholic wrote:Keep plugging away. It is coming along.


Bit by bit...solder a joint here, cut and fit a brace there...
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Re: My Eb Tuba Project

Postby Tubajug » Thu May 09, 2019 12:10 pm

I got the bracing all soldered in last night. I'll post some pictures when I get it all cleaned up. That should be it for the valve section (minus when I need to add the thumb ring and linkage, wherever that ends up).
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Re: My Eb Tuba Project

Postby the elephant » Thu May 09, 2019 1:19 pm

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Re: My Eb Tuba Project

Postby Ken Herrick » Thu May 09, 2019 6:08 pm

HEY!!!!!!!!!!!

Just imagine...……… Could there be a 4 or 5 valve Martin helicon coming?

This has been a very interesting saga. It looks like you have really developed your skills to a high level. Could be a pleasurable and profitable sideline business for you in the future.
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Re: My Eb Tuba Project

Postby Tubajug » Fri May 10, 2019 10:38 am

Thanks Ken, good to hear from you!

I have a friend who also suggested I do this on the side for money, but for now, having it for a hobby is good enough for me. :)

In regards to the helicon, I actually thought that if for some reason this project turns out to be a bust (which I doubt, but you never know), I'd have an Eb valvset all made up that I could put on the helicon!

As promised, here are the pictures of the 4th circuit all braced up and cleaned up!

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I can still clean this up a little more and give it a bath to get all the crud and particles that have likely found their way into the tubing and casings. After this it's back to the body work.
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Re: My Eb Tuba Project

Postby bloke » Fri May 10, 2019 7:33 pm

8)

' you know what takes about half the time in one of these projects...??

doing "the last little bit". :roll:
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Re: My Eb Tuba Project

Postby Tubajug » Mon May 13, 2019 8:19 am

bloke wrote:8)

' you know what takes about half the time in one of these projects...??

doing "the last little bit". :roll:


Haha, that's like us and our home renovation projects...we get it to where it's functional, then say "eh, that's good enough, we need to get going on XYZ now..."
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