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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000682.txt from 1998/03

From: Jack Kissinger <kissingerjn@-----.EDU>
Subj: Re: Clarinet Finishes
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 1998 15:50:22 -0500

I'm sure Ed Lacy has a recipe for this. Let's see:

1. Microwave a pound of lard at high setting for 1 minute ... ;^)

Seriously though, doesn't Pledge contain petroleum distillates. These
are poisonous if taken internally. Would one be putting oneself at
serious risk oiling a clarinet with something like Formby's lemon oil?
or is the distance of the instrument from the mouth (assuming you don't
use it on a wooden mouthpiece) sufficient that there is no significant
danger. Comments from any of the repair techs out there?


Oh yes, is it true that bore oil is what you get when you boil down a

Scott Morrow wrote:

> If you can't find boar oil, can you use regular pig oil?
> -Scott
> Scott D. Morrow
> DNA Synthesis Core Facility
> Department of Biochemistry
> The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health
> Baltimore, MD 21205
> (410) 955-3631

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