Klarinet Archive - Posting 000160.txt from 2010/12
From: Nitai Levi <clarnibass@-----.com>
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=
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 =
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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