RWL Posted February 3, 2022 Share Posted February 3, 2022 I'm considering repadding two instruments, and 56 button Edeophone Tenor Treble and a 48 button Wheatstone English treble. I wanted to try my hand at pad making for my Edeophone's bowing / air valve because it was leaking terribly. This is intended to be a quick experiment so I bought a chamois (.032-.036" thick), a piece of poster board (.017" thick) and have some craft felt of unknown parentage that's about .080" / 2mm thick. Having said that I've also been doing a little looking on this site to find the proper materials. I live about 2 hours from Columbia organ supply so I could run down there and pick the skin myself, but what to buy. Here are my choices at Columbia: https://www.columbiaorgan.com/columbia-leather-home/products/leather-skins/#valve_leather My guess is that the first item in the list CPL Columbia Pneumatic Leather is the type I need, but it comes in different thicknesses. Thin, about .011" thick, Medium, about .015" thick, Heavy, about .019" thick, Extra Heavy, about .024" thick and Valve leather about .030" thick. Is this the right leather? What thickness are you using? I know from some of the posts here that people have gotten away with using chamois from the auto parts store, and in David Pierceall's case, an old leather coat. A skin would cost me $60 to $90 US dollars, so I don't want to buy something I don't really need. Is there a noticeable difference in air tightness between an auto parts chamois and pneumatic leather? Lets deal with the leather first. I also have questions about the felt, card, sampers and beads that I'll ask when I see your thoughts on the leather. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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