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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000160.txt from 2010/12

From: Nitai Levi <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Klarinet Digest, Vol 10, Issue 30
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 15:12:55 -0500

>> The trouble with gluing is that it can give a false sense =

>> that the ring is tight even though the wood may have =

>> shrunk away from the ring most of the way around.=A0
I haven't found this to be a problem when a ring is properly (crucial) glue=
d =

with shellac. I found various problems with some other glues.
>> If shrunk properly the ring will still be round, and will have =

>> some flex anyway, so that should not be a problem. Shims =

>> are only literally paper-thin and will also cause no significant =

>> stress on the wood.
I consider the thickness of paper and other shim materials significant for =
this =

in the way I mentioned.

>> However, I fully support using glue (I prefer super glue) for =

>> rings on PLASTIC clarinets, since expansion and shrinkage =

>> of the material is a non-issue.=A0 They should still fit tightly, of cou=
For a few reasons, I=A0prefer epoxy=A0for plastic clarinets.


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