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Pipettes Revisited

  • 1.  Pipettes Revisited

    Posted 03-07-2018 07:13
    Here is an interesting video from Stew-Mac.

    http://www.stewmac.com/How-To/Trade_Secrets/Whip_tip_tips.html

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    Tim Coates
    Sioux Falls SD
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  • 2.  RE: Pipettes Revisited

    Posted 03-07-2018 08:12
    Creative minds...useful stuff!

    Thx Tim for that.

    Pwg

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    Peter Grey
    Stratham NH
    603-686-2395
    pianodoctor57@gmail.com
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  • 3.  RE: Pipettes Revisited

    Posted 03-07-2018 08:29
    I have started using pipettes since we last discussed them a few months ago, instead of hypodermic needles. Thanks for that Tim.  Still use the hypos sometimes, but the pipettes have been taking the front seat lately. Cheap, and I actually reuse them, in a shear tour de force of cheapness.

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    Jim Ialeggio
    grandpianosolutions.com
    Shirley, MA
    978 425-9026
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  • 4.  RE: Pipettes Revisited

    Posted 03-07-2018 14:32
    I also re-use them till they are no longer operational. Especially for the thin CA I buy it in 8 oz bottle and simply use the pipette.

    Pwg

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    Peter Grey
    Stratham NH
    603-686-2395
    pianodoctor57@gmail.com
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  • 5.  RE: Pipettes Revisited

    Posted 03-07-2018 14:59
    In apply thin CA to bridge pins, can we better control a drop at a time with pipettes rather than applying with the squeeze bottle?

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  • 6.  RE: Pipettes Revisited

    Posted 03-07-2018 16:16
    Yes.

    Alan

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    Alan Eder, RPT
    Herb Alpert School of Music
    California Institute of the Arts
    Valencia, CA
    661.904.6483
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  • 7.  RE: Pipettes Revisited

    Posted 03-07-2018 17:02
    Thanks Allen, final question. Do I load the pipettes with CA or just 1 drop at a time on the pipette?

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  • 8.  RE: Pipettes Revisited

    Posted 03-08-2018 08:53
    Edited by Peter Grey 03-08-2018 08:55
    Thomas,

    I recently bought a device called the Glue Looper. It is intended for single drop applications of CA. I have not tried it yet, but it looks very much like ink pen idea that Jon Page wrote about in another thread about CA application. Not expensive, and re-usable.

    The Glue Looper
    Stewmac remove preview
    The Glue Looper
    Neatly delivers a drop of glue, finish, or lubricant What a great idea! Put the Glue Looper™ in a razor knife handle and you have a dedicated drop-fill tool. Glue Loopers are great for lubricating open-gear tuners, too. And they're reusable: just burn off any leftover oil or finish and it's ready to go again.
    View this on Stewmac >




    Pwg

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    Peter Grey
    Stratham NH
    603-686-2395
    pianodoctor57@gmail.com
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  • 9.  RE: Pipettes Revisited

    Posted 03-08-2018 09:20
    Peter,

    "Not expensive, and F-Ausable."

    A little help with this one? (I'm guessing CA-usable, but not sure…)

    Alan

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    Alan Eder, RPT
    Herb Alpert School of Music
    California Institute of the Arts
    Valencia, CA
    661.904.6483
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  • 10.  RE: Pipettes Revisited

    Posted 03-08-2018 09:53
    Re-usable. I corrected it on edit .

    Stupid auto-correct is more like forced auto-mistske!  Drives me nuts ad it never seems to learn the correct vocabulary but reverts to I don't know what. It is absolutely STUPID!

    Pwg

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    Peter Grey
    Stratham NH
    603-686-2395
    pianodoctor57@gmail.com
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  • 11.  RE: Pipettes Revisited

    Posted 03-08-2018 09:31
    Cool stuff! Thanks for the tips guys 😉

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    "That Tuning Guy"
    Scott Kerns
    www.thattuningguy.com
    Tunic OnlyPure, TuneLab & Easy Piano Tuner user
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  • 12.  RE: Pipettes Revisited

    Posted 03-08-2018 14:29
    Thanks Peter. Where do I get this Glue Looper.
    I asked Alan that stupid question about loading up the pipette because in my feeble mind I was thinking, of all things, pipe cleaners instead of pipette.

    Sent from my iPhone




  • 13.  RE: Pipettes Revisited

    Posted 03-08-2018 14:45
    StewMac has them. I got mine from Hobbylinq (just Google them).  Just have not tried it yet. (Maybe with the power out this afternoon would be a good time to mess around with it).

    Personally I find that fine control (consistently) with a pipette is challenging. Maybe it's due to deteriorating muscular control (I don't know). I use them all the time when I need a steady, but fine, stream of liquid.

    I'll be interested in your take on it if you get it.

    Pwg

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    Peter Grey
    Stratham NH
    603-686-2395
    pianodoctor57@gmail.com
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  • 14.  RE: Pipettes Revisited

    Posted 03-09-2018 08:40
    Thanks Peter,
    I’ve been using Loctite Thin CA in the Control applicator. I may not gain any more control with other methods. But I continue to search.
    Sent from my iPhone




  • 15.  RE: Pipettes Revisited

    Posted 03-09-2018 18:05
    Edited by Tim Coates 03-09-2018 18:10
    I thought I would let the discussion play out before I said anything.

    I think the video's purpose is to show multiple uses of pipettes, not applying CA one drop at a time.  If one hasn't figured out how to control the .5ml pipette to dispense one drop at a time, I think a glue looper is a good choice.  I personally don't have any  trouble dispensing one drop at a time.  The beauty of the tool is one can see the liquid coming down the tube and use pressure on the bulb to control it.

    Using the bulb of a 3.5ml pipette as a handle for a saw blade is interesting.  And attaching the tube of a pipette to a glue bottle is interesting also.  I often have very thin openings I need to saturate (not one drop at a time) with CA and using the techniques presented in the front of the video helps with that situation.



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    Tim Coates
    Sioux Falls SD
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