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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000599.txt from 2001/04

From: "Don Yungkurth" <>
Subj: [kl] Re: Binding for cracks (Fobes)
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001 11:17:37 -0400

Clark Fobes wrote, in part, in his note, "Binding for Cracks":

>Generally, I find that superglue does not penetrate blackwood
>very well and although it makes a good filler it tends to break
>away from constantly expanding and contracting cracks. Also,
>you have unfortunately further compromised the ability of
>superglue to work on your instrument by applying the beeswax.

Would you expand a bit on this, please, Clark? Why is it bad to use beeswax
in cracks filled with superglue? Particularly, if the superglue is breaking
away, wouldn't wax fill any gaps? What about beeswax on a pinned, but not
filled, crack, to make sure it isn't leaking?



Don Yungkurth (

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