Klarinet Archive - Posting 000688.txt from 1998/03
From: Bill Hausmann <bhausman@-----.com>
Subj: Re: Clarinet Finishes
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 1998 17:15:34 -0500
At 09:05 AM 3/11/98 +0000, you wrote:
>Buffet instruments - and probably most of the rest - have their wood
>impregnated with oil under pressure before they ever leave the factory.
>This *ought* to prevent any cracks which might be directly caused by
>drying-out and re-waterlogging of the wood. It can't stop secondary
>problems such as over-expansion of very wet tenon corks, which can cause
>damage. Perhaps oiling the bore helps to maintain a good finish - maybe
>someone really knows about this???
Oiling the bore, by definition, means only the INSIDE of the instrument, so
it has little effect on the appearance of the finish. But if you have the
time and inclination, removing the keys and doing the outside too is good
for the finish, sort of like using lemon oil on your furniture. I know our
tech does this on all overhauls.
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