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  1. TEACLOCKS

    TEACLOCKS Registered User
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    Lambskin Hide for Tub bell hammers :???::???::???:?

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    Maybe, What do you think :???:??
     
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    About what?
     
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    We have used leather from a ladies glove to replace the worn out leather on the hammers. Worked out fine.
     
  4. shutterbug

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    I used an old T shirt in the same way on mine. It's a bit uncouth, but it works :)
    For those that don't see what they're seeing, the lambs skin is laid between the tubes and the hammers to dampen the sound.
     
  5. TEACLOCKS

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    Actually
    The hammer its self unscrews and a piece of leather is placed in the end cap
    and screwed back on the other end exposing a small part of the leather.

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    What would you use for the leather.
    This piece is .030"-- .80mm -- 2oz -- 1/32 thick
     
  6. Vernon

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    What about an old belt? Fashion some sort of hole punch. Some of the craft stores sell leather and the supplies to work it also.
     
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    If it is thin enough to curve around the head and still be screwed down I don't see why it wouldn't work. The tone is the test
     
  8. Uhralt

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    The leather of an old belt would be too thick. A thin woman's glove or a piece of leather wash cloth for windows may be a suitable source.

    Uhralt
     
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    Search for Shammy cloth. The technical name is Chamois cloth. Easy to find.
     
  10. tom427cid

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    If you use very thin leather you should place a smaller thin cardboard disc behind the leather. Just did a set like yours. I used a gasket punch and a dapping block to prep the discs . It's not a hard job just fussy. Make sure that the discs are centered before final tightening.
    Hope this helps.
    tom
     

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