Powered by Bravenet Bravenet Blog

Subscribe to Journal

Thursday, August 12th 2010

1:39 PM

Reed Finishing, Pre-forming scrapes

While studying with Gary Echols I learned a process of pre-forming scrapes that he developed after studying with Lou Skinner.  After the initial profile by machine, place the reed on an easel for making the scrape.  A well-defined fold mark is required on the cane, a little deeper than may be required for folding so the knife will stop at the end of each scrape.  A triangle file is good for this purpose as the cut is a little wider than with a knife and less likely to cut all the way through.  I then divide the blade of the cane into three equal sections from shoulder to tip. In the section closest to the tip I draw a straight line with a pencil from the edge of the blade to the center line/fold mark.  This makes a small triangle that I will scrape with the knife towards the tip 12 times.  The scrape starts at the top of the mark I have made and goes to the fold mark in the center of the cane.  (Please see a drawing I have made of this stage of the finishing on page 2 of my photo album). I used a large V-shape knife for this process rather than a beveled knife as I would be pulling the blade towards me.  I don’t want to dig much into the cane where I start and I increase the pressure slightly along the scrape.  I then follow the same procedure in the next two sections though I decrease the number of scrapes with 8 scrapes in the second section and four scrapes in the third section.  When I am finished I have accomplished a taper of the cane much like Roy Skinner’s Straight Taper type of reed.  This is only the first stage of this finishing process.  The main difference with this and Skinner’s process is that rather than scraping parallel with the edge of the blade Echols scraped parallel with the spine.  Since this process is performed before forming a dial indicator may be used to check the scrape I have just described as well as the subsequent scrapes on the right and left side of the blade as well as on the opposite blade.

After the reed is formed Echols would then finish the tip of the reed and obtain the usual half-moon appearance.  The advantage to Echols’ pre-form scrape is that he could use the dial indicator and obtain a symmetrical blade that is more difficult to obtain once the reed is formed.

This has been a difficult process to describe though I hope the drawing helps. I look forward to your comments and observations.



38 Comment(s).

Posted by K.C. Chai:

Mr. Clark,

It may be my lack of familiarity with where you posted your picture of how you describe this pre-forming scraping, but I can't seem to find it. Can you help me locate it so that I can see what you're doing?

Much appreciated,
Thursday, August 12th 2010 @ 11:49 PM

Posted by Dale Clark:

K. C.
On the right hand column under 'Things to do' press the photo album. The click on the photo and you will see a group of photos. Press on page two and you will see the photo you want on the right hand side.
Friday, August 13th 2010 @ 6:47 AM

Posted by Dale Clark:

K. C.,
Thanks for your comments. The space left unworked after you do the pre-forming scrape is the width of the cane at the shoulder, that may not be the same as the butt. I made my drawing not to show a particular shape but rather a way to finish the blade. My drawing program makes it easy to draw straight lines so I drew a straight line from the shoulder to the butt rather than ge a nice oval shape that would take me longer. The rails in this way of finishing are scraped first, the idea being that the spine was already the correct thickness and now you need a taper to the sides. Gary Echols profiler was set up to make the reed the same thickness from side to side rather than some that taper the reed making a thicker spine and thinner rails. Gary's Pfeiffer profiler will make the taper if you turn the pins on the easel ends over so the flat side is down. He thought that taper was too much so he did this process. So, the advantage is the control of the amount of taper you want from the spine to the rails. The consistency depends on the quality of your work. I think it is easier to measure the cane before forming especially with a dial indicator made for measuring cane rather than reeds. This method I am presenting is for information purposes and is not the method I use now because I do depend on my profiler to provide the initial taper. Again, thanks for your question.

Sunday, August 15th 2010 @ 11:35 AM

Posted by Obat Tradisional Asam Urat:

terima kasih atas informasinya, gan sukses selalu.
Tuesday, September 30th 2014 @ 7:12 PM

Posted by gerai alat bantu sex:

Posted by Anonymous:

penyewaan genset love to read article from the internet, because i have chance to learn many kind of thing, that we never knows if we didn't dive in to the internet, thanks was sharing a good information to us, this is so useful for me.
Tuesday, April 28th 2015 @ 1:46 AM

Posted by Cara Menyembuhkan Penyakit Muntaber Herbal:

pagi gan. . terimakasih banyak atas infonya
update terus ya, semoga blognya makin sukses
Monday, May 25th 2015 @ 5:22 PM

Posted by Obat Herbal Untuk Mengobati TBC Kelenjar Terbaik:

Good job gan. . mantap banget artikelnya, update terus ya.
terimakasih & salam sehat
Thursday, May 28th 2015 @ 5:53 PM

Posted by jam dinding karakter:

tetap selalu memberikan informasi yang bermanfaat sukses terus
Distributor Resmi Theraskin
Jual Produk Theraskin
Jam karakter flanel
Jam Dinding Karakter
Friday, May 29th 2015 @ 5:57 PM

Posted by jual theraskin murah:

tetap selalu memberikan informasi yang bermanfaat sukses terus
Distributor Resmi Theraskin
Jual Produk Theraskin
Jam karakter flanel
Jam Dinding Karakter
strong Acid Water
Jual Theraskin Murah
Thursday, June 11th 2015 @ 11:34 PM

Posted by vimax:

I like design site this
visit also my web
Saturday, August 6th 2016 @ 1:09 AM

Posted by Agen Bola:

Agen Bola
Friday, June 2nd 2017 @ 12:46 AM

Posted by Nonton Bokep:

Nonton Bokep
Friday, June 2nd 2017 @ 12:47 AM

Posted by Luka Bernanah:

Posted by jual s lutena asli:

Posted by beli herbalife di bekasi:

Posted by ishita:

Posted by Siobhan:

Aw, this was a really good post. Spnding some time and actual effort to make a top notch
article… but what can I say… I procrastinae a whole lot and never manage to get anything done.

Here is my webpage; neon window signs (please click the next internet page)
Saturday, May 19th 2018 @ 6:31 PM

Posted by rrb:

i like your post...
Friday, June 8th 2018 @ 8:09 AM

Posted by bk working hours:

Burger King is one of the famous fast food restaurant chains in the United States. Burger King Hours of Operation will give you a clear idea about its opening hours and closing hours.

burger king holiday hours |
bk working hours
Tuesday, June 12th 2018 @ 2:15 AM

Posted by rrb admit card:

Thanks for sharing this information
Thursday, June 21st 2018 @ 3:23 AM

Posted by Bruce:

Взять кредит онлайн на банковскую
карту украина https://Dphotographer.Co.uk/user/unigroup
Friday, June 29th 2018 @ 4:02 PM

Posted by krati2017:

Posted by kajal:

Posted by sonam:

Thanks for sharing such a wonderful and helpful post with me
Latest Govt Jobs
Monday, August 13th 2018 @ 10:45 PM

Posted by RSMSSB Result:

RSMSSB LDC Result 2018
Saturday, August 18th 2018 @ 10:53 AM

Posted by juli:

thank you for sharing such a good post
Goa Hssc Time Table 2019
Wednesday, August 22nd 2018 @ 9:59 PM

Posted by Cg Board 10th Time Table 2019:

Cg Board 10th Time Table 2019
Tuesday, August 28th 2018 @ 10:31 PM

Posted by RBSE 10th Exam Time Table 2019:

your website is very nice
Wednesday, August 29th 2018 @ 4:05 AM

Posted by Up Intermediate Date Sheet 2019:

Posted by Priya Mehra:

Posted by Exam results 2019:

Wonderful post! We are linking to this great post on our website. Keep up the great writing.
Wednesday, September 19th 2018 @ 11:47 PM

Posted by Pengobatan Stroke Iskemik Secara Alami:

Posted by Lucknow University BSc Scheme 2019:

Keep up the good work buddy.
Tuesday, September 25th 2018 @ 4:57 AM

Posted by Allahabad University Time Table 2019:

some time I Look At Your Post What A good Article
Tuesday, September 25th 2018 @ 4:59 AM

Posted by RDVV Time Table:

Wow, the Really great post I enjoy it very much here
Monday, October 1st 2018 @ 2:53 AM


UP Gram Vikas Adhikari Admit Card 2018: Uttar Pradesh Subordinate Service Selection Commission will release UP VDO admit card. While downloading UPSSSC Gram Vikas / Panchayat Adhikari admit card use correct details only.
Tuesday, November 27th 2018 @ 2:43 AM

Posted by Obat Peninggi Badan:

Post New Comment

No Smilies More Smilies »