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  • 1.  lanolin ratio

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 07-26-2016 12:31

    Greetings all;

    Any recommendations for ratio of lanolin to lacquer thinner in softening hammers? I've seen Fred Sturm's post of a few years back (Thanks Fred!)  but no mention was made of how much lacquer thinner is needed for the requisite amount of lanolin ( +/- 2 teaspoons). Hammers are on an old Vose & Sons which of course needs new ones but I haven't got time at this point to do that. Would like to soften the existing hammers which have plenty of felt left after re-shaping. Thanks for any input!

    Stephen Kabat
    Lyndhurst OH