Klarinet Archive - Posting 000994.txt from 1997/12
Subj: Re: Reeds
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 1997 16:45:00 -0500
Perhaps you are thinking of the John Henry test?
Roger Garrett <rgarrett@-----.edu> on 12/24/97 08:10:20 AM
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Subject: Re: Reeds
I really enjoyed your post David. You have it down to a science. We
differ only slightly in our reed-making time........I wonder if we should
do the Paul Bunyon test sometime.....I hand-cut and you ReeDuAl! Would
be interesting....90 minutes snips me by about 15 minutes I think (8-10
reeds). But I always ruin at least one (hate that)....I think that
problem would be eliminated if I used a ReeDuAl.....but they are so
blasted expensive! So I cheat and buy the Vandoren now......you got me
intersted in trying to make them again....hmmmm.....
You really should try the plumbing. I'm actually getting ready to fire up
the jointer, planer, and table saw and begin making the beanie babie
wagons.....now when would I make reeds????? ;)
Thanks again for a good post.....I will save and copy for students.
On Wed, 24 Dec 1997, David B. Niethamer wrote:
> This is an interesting thread for me. I've made my reeds since about