Powered by Bravenet Bravenet Blog

Subscribe to Journal

Saturday, January 16th 2010

9:28 AM

Bevel and scoring

The preparation of profiled cane for forming requires at least two adjustments to the tube, scoring, in order to make the cane easily fit to the round shape of the bocal, and beveling, to make the reed edges fit together in an air tight seal and in some cases to increase the effectiveness of the fulcrum (please see fulcrum diagram in my photo album, page 2).

I score the tube with a machine I purchased from Bonazza that is called a reed carver.  This machine allows me to make an accurate and consistent score on every piece of cane.  It does score completely through the cane but that is no problem as I always cut into the butt of the cane with an X-acto knife up to the third wire before I used this machine.  Before I had this reed carver I would apply seven score marks on the cane starting just short of the first wire and continuing to the butt of the cane, the first score in the center and three on each side.  The minimum depth of the score should extend through the bark of the cane and may go deeper as the cut progresses towards the butt of the reed.  I set my reed carver to start scoring at the second wire because it does score deeper, knowing that the score marks will extend some towards the first wire.  I like to compare the score marks to kerf marks in woodworking.  When you want to bend a piece of plywood to make a half-circle window frame you make kerf marks to make the wood bend easier.  It is the same principle on making the tube of a bassoon reed.  The score marks serve the function of kerf marks.  So, the deeper the score mark the easier the cane should be to bend around the mandrel in forming.  This of course should be accomplished without causing cracks that extend so far up the cane that they appear in the blade or cause leaks.  That is one reason I was taught to glue the tube all the way to, but not including the first wire.

Beveling can be accomplished in a variety of ways. I use an X-acto blade and bevel starting just inside the first wire and continuing to the butt of the reed making the bevel shallow at first and deeper as I progress the cut trying to accomplish a 30 degree bevel at the butt with the depth of the cut reaching the bark half way to the butt.  I bevel the right side of the cane only.  This bevel on my Fox #2 or Rieger 1A shape allows me to assemble the reed with an air tight fit that won’t need reaming to work on my bocal, also resulting in the fulcrum action working well on my reeds.

I welcome comments and hope to hear from many of you.






30 Comment(s).

Posted by Printer Offline:

Resolve your Printer Offline problem quickly with our experts. We would repair your issue in moments, dial our toll free number and get best solutions for Printer Offline problem.
Friday, July 26th 2019 @ 5:01 AM

Posted by Delta Phone Number:

Book cheap Delta Airlines Reservation and get best discounts and deals. Our agents are always helpful to book cheap flight tickets and Delta Airlines Reservation. Call Delta Phone Number toll Free.
Wednesday, July 24th 2019 @ 3:31 AM

Posted by Katzenklappe steht der Katzenbesitzer:

Für den Rat und Hilfe suchenden Katzenfreund, der es der Katze recht machen, zugleich aber auch eine warme und gemütliche Stube haben möchte, gibt es nun zum Glück die geradezu perfekte Art der Lösung.

Er muss einfach nur etwas mehr Geld in die Hand nehmen, hin zum nächsten Baumarkt fahren und schon kann er am Ende des Tages seine konventionelle Katzenklappe gegen eine isolierte Katzenklappe eintauschen https://katzenklappe-chip.wixsite.com/mysite/post/katzenklappe , um diese einzubauen. Der Preisunterschied zwischen einer normalen und einer isolierten Katzenklappe ist übrigens gar nicht so hoch.

Nun ist auf diese vergleichsweise einfache Art Mensch und Katze gleichermaßen gedient. Die Katze kann nämlich in ihrer alt bewährten und längst eingefleischten Art und Weise kommen und gehen, wann immer sie will, ohne dass hierzu noch eigens der Mensch bemüht werden müsste.
Saturday, May 11th 2019 @ 8:09 AM

Posted by Paul T. Gress:

Sunday, April 21st 2019 @ 10:49 PM

Posted by Sophie Miller:

Je vous remercie de l'information! Je cherchais et ne pouvait pas trouver. Vous me aidé! tellpizzahut com
Friday, March 29th 2019 @ 1:17 AM

Posted by Joy:

Posted by Joy:

Posted by Jane:

Superb Information, I really appreciated with it, This is fine to read and valuable pro potential, I really bookmark it, pro broaden read. Appreciation pro sharing torrent sites download.
Monday, January 14th 2019 @ 12:26 AM

Posted by Dentist In Jaipur:

Interesting to read this article and here some good thoughts are shared.
Thursday, December 6th 2018 @ 4:09 AM

Posted by Dentist in malviya nagar:

I'm interested to read these kinds of the informative article and it can make our mind so cool. Many bible quotes are shared and its really good to read.
Thursday, December 6th 2018 @ 4:09 AM

Posted by Packers and movers in jaipur:

Your post helped me to get some information about Donald and Ronald Alexander. I am grateful that I can see some of their images here.
Thursday, December 6th 2018 @ 4:08 AM

Posted by parental control app:

Parental Control app are special software designed for parents to control how kids use their devices.
it is the perfect time to invest in a good parental control app for the sake of your child’s digital safety.
Thursday, December 6th 2018 @ 4:07 AM

Posted by Kelsey Johnson:

Some really decent and sensible information on Topic, in like manner I think the example to clarify subject, is working.
I should concede I was afriad of introducing Gstatic Virus since I have had extremely misfortune with different ones that were said to have worked.
Read How to Remove kissanime pop-up virus From your system.
Sunday, September 9th 2018 @ 9:51 PM

Posted by awan gumilang:

Posted by awan gumilang:

Posted by vivi:

cool really information, very helpful at all but ......................
Monday, April 23rd 2018 @ 2:17 AM

Posted by priscillia:

Monday, April 23rd 2018 @ 2:17 AM

Posted by putri:

Monday, April 23rd 2018 @ 2:16 AM

Posted by adinda:

Monday, April 23rd 2018 @ 2:15 AM

Posted by sussan betcher:

Well, I have heard about something ;like reed carver for the first time. You have been so elaborate in describing the function and process of the reed carver. It would have great if you have added some pictures also. directv packages Thanks.
Monday, April 16th 2018 @ 9:18 PM

Posted by Taylor Shaw:

The preparation of profiled cane for forming is a hard job and the various ways to achieve it has been explained in detail through the blog. So good to see so much details regarding Bassoon Reed Making here. Do share more updates. online marketing companies
Thursday, April 12th 2018 @ 1:47 AM

Posted by daisy:

I am grateful to you that I got so much of information from your blog about the forming and reed making processes. I think many of the people are not aware of it. Since I am intersected to know more share additional contents as soon as possible. paris tours
Tuesday, April 10th 2018 @ 4:09 AM

Posted by lioneljohn:

I have got a lot of useful ideas related to the forming and reed making processes from your posts. You people are doing an impressive job by updating the important facts regarding the same here. Keep posting more updates like this one. snore solution mouth guard
Thursday, March 22nd 2018 @ 4:50 AM

Posted by Grayson88:

The base profundity of the score ought to reach out through the bark of the stick and may go further as the cut advances towards the butt of the reed. I set my reed carver to begin scoring at the second wire since it scores further, realizing that the score imprints will expand some towards the main wire. I jump at the chance to contrast the score marks with kerf stamps in carpentry. Actually, I'm finding edu birdie paper but hope my comment is the good addition for this discussion.
Friday, March 16th 2018 @ 3:30 AM

Posted by lagu31:

I really like your writing ,, very detail and nice to understand
Wednesday, March 14th 2018 @ 4:47 AM

Posted by kursus kendal:

thank you very much for always

kursus komputer desain kendal
Friday, December 15th 2017 @ 4:54 AM

Posted by AntonioThao:

The blog shared is yet very informative. I have read somewhere that paperwritings prices are been increased with good returns. I hope peope have been acknowledged by this newsfeed.
Thursday, September 28th 2017 @ 4:26 AM

Posted by Patti:

Oi ! . Descobri seu blog através de um link publicado no linkedin e amei .
Estarei repassando este link para quem me acompanha .
Grande abraço

Feel free to visit my site inteligencia definicion psicologia pdf
Tuesday, August 22nd 2017 @ 4:26 PM

Posted by harga member s lutena:

harga member s lutena asli
Tuesday, June 6th 2017 @ 5:45 PM

Posted by Nonton Bokep:

Nonton Bokep Jepang
Friday, June 2nd 2017 @ 12:32 AM

Post New Comment

No Smilies More Smilies »