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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000546.txt from 2001/04

From: "Gregory Smith" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] binding for cracks
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2001 18:22:08 -0400

Hi Lori,

The Brannens repair this type of thing all of the time using =
superglue (if the crack is not too big). They have been quite successful =
using this technique and the end result looks beautiful - as if nothing =
ever happened. They're method seems a bit less drastic than installing a =

They're in Tue, Th, and Fri, 8:30 - 4:30 Central time. =

Say hello for me, will you?=20

Thanks and

All the best,

Gregory Smith =20

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Mouthpiece Handcraftsman
2737 Hurd Avenue
Evanston, Illinois. 60201-1209 USA
1.847.866.9551 (fax)
Email: (NEW)

----- Original Message -----=20
From: <>
Subject: [kl] binding for cracks

> Hello List,
> Feeling a bit blue today, a wonderful
> Leblanc top joint cracked day before yesterday....
> right before performing the Saint Saens Organ
> Symphony! I filled it with bee's wax by heating
> a screw driver, holding it in the wax and drawing
> on the crack. Got through the performance just
> fine, but was talking to our local repair person today
> and she suggested we put a graphite band around
> the wood. Has anyone had any experience with
> this? Comments? Does Brannen use this=20
> technique?
> TIA. =20
> Lori Lovato
> 2nd/Eb NMSO, SFS
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