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Reviews Categories | Books/Manuals/Videos/Pod-WebCasts on ham radio | HOW TO RESTORE TELEGRAPH KEYS BY W.R. SMITH - W4PAL Help


Reviews Summary for HOW TO RESTORE TELEGRAPH KEYS BY W.R. SMITH - W4PAL
HOW TO RESTORE TELEGRAPH KEYS BY W.R. SMITH - W4PAL Reviews: 1 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $55
Description: The book is a soft cover, plastic comb bound, 8.5 x 11, and 105 pages.
W.R. Smith takes you through the restoration process, from minor cleaning, to his own designs of vertical keys.
He extensively documents his work with a plethora of high quality color photos, and concise detailed restoration methods.
There are references to the various vendors products and tools used in his shop.

Product is in production.
More info: http://www.wrsmithclocks.com/books.htm#telegraph
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NE4TT Rating: 5/5 Jun 21, 2006 15:44 Send this review to a friend
Great Book for Vibroplex Enthusiasts  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
After seeing his workmanship online, I had to purchase the book.
Layout is excellent.
Covers maintenance and cleaning, to manufacuring missing pieces of keys.
This book fills the void regarding Vibroplex restoration.
If you have an interest in the restoration of older Vibroplex keys, or just appreciate fine workmanship, add this book to your library.

Jamie NE4TT

The Chapters:
1] Cleaning and Minor Repairs
2] Japanning a Key Base
3] Plating of Key Parts
4] Hints, Tips, and Tooling, Covers shop tools and manufacturing techniques
5] Making Speed Key Parts
6] Rebuilding a Double Lever Vibroplex
7] Restoration of Speed Keys
8] W.R. Smith Telegraph Keys: Monovert, Duovert, and Magnevert

W.R. Smith Bio:

http://www.wrsmithclocks.com/bio.htm


Mr. Smith HOW TO RESTORE TELEGRAPH KEYS:

http://www.wrsmithclocks.com/books.htm#telegraph


Online pictures of Mr. Smith workmanship:

http://www.wrsmithclocks.com/telegraph.htm

http://www.chss.montclair.edu/~pererat/mwr.htm
 


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