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 Small fracture on Clarinet pipe
Author: toothycryptid 
Date:   2018-04-06 15:38
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Hello, fellow clarinetists,

I noticed a small crack on the pipe after playing and I became concerned. Would it be better to bring it to the repair shop instead of letting it sit around?

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 Re: Small fracture on Clarinet pipe
Author: Tony F 
Date:   2018-04-06 17:10

A chip like that is nothing to worry greatly about. The fact that it has glue on it from the last time the cork was replaced indicates that it has been there for some time and has presumably not had any serious effects.

Tony F.

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 Re: Small fracture on Clarinet pipe
Author: kdk 2017
Date:   2018-04-06 17:13

Are you asking about the chip in the edge of the tenon, or the line crossing the cork? The line on the cork is the seam of the cork - no worry there. The chip might be worth having repaired if it's causing the joint to rock or if there's any indication that more wood is chipping off at the edges. In any case, unless it's actively crumbling day to day, it isn't an emergency.


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 Re: Small fracture on Clarinet pipe
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2018-04-06 18:58

That's just where part of the tenon ring has broken off.

It's common and relatively easy to repair using superglue and wood dust, then filing, papering and polishing to make it look good.

It'll only be successful if the chipped area is thoroughly cleaned and degreased before filling it in.


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 Re: Small fracture on Clarinet pipe
Author: toothycryptid 
Date:   2018-04-06 19:51

Thank you all very much!

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