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African Blackwood Tap Test

Post  Smjprogrammer on Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:30 pm

What exactly is this pipemaker listening for in his Tap Test, and do other pipemakers listen for something different? scratch
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Post  Smjprogrammer on Sun May 15, 2011 8:49 am

Better yet what type of Hammer is he using?
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Post  verdatum on Tue May 24, 2011 3:00 pm

It looks to me like a copper mallet. 1/2 to 3/4 pounds.

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Post  Smjprogrammer on Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:01 am

I finally found out what it is the man is lessoning for (Bruce Childress: “A pleasant ring. That is all.”) in the billet he is striking with the mallet.
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