The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #89374   Message #1686910
Posted By: JohnInKansas
06-Mar-06 - 09:52 PM
Thread Name: Making an angel harp
Subject: RE: Making an angel harp
Dave:

You could simulate my first tip by rubbing each peg between your thumb and finger, relying on the slight coating of oils on your fingers to coat the pegs.

In the precision instrument trades (as in aircraft gyros, altimeters etc) this is known as the "nose oil" method. The oil on your fingers doesn't last for too many "wipes," but can be quickly replenished by wiping your finger tip along the side (outside) of your nose, or along the back of your ear. A frequently used (surreptitiously by technicians) trick for getting closely fitted parts together.

John