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 Looking for Ivory ring/ferrule for Barrel
Author: BarryTones 
Date:   2021-05-08 00:58
Attachment:  Barrel Ivory Ring.jpg (1118k)

Hi, I am seeking an uppermost ring for clarinet barrel finished with Ivory ferrules.

The original top ring is missing although the lower barrel ring is present.

The inside diameter of the ring would fit the barrel tenon at 25 mm.

The outer diameter of the ferrule is not so important, but looks to be 28 mm.
i.e. the shoulders of the tenon are about 1.5 mm each side.

I would consider a complete barrel; a barrel with just the top ring or just a
ring on it's own.

I would prefer Ivory before enquiring for Resin or composite

Thanks, Baz

Post Edited (2021-05-08 01:01)

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 Re: Looking for Ivory ring/ferrule for Barrel
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2021-05-08 01:58

You're best looking for an old ivory billiard ball and having a replacement socket ring machined from that.

Although there are some very convincing substitutes made from cast polyester resin, complete with Schreger lines. If I were to make a new socket ring, I'd fit a brass or nickel silver ring for strength (or even a carbon fibre or kevlar band), then hide that with a decorative ivory or artificial ivory socket ring over the top of it as neither ivory nor composites on their own will have the strength to successfully reinforce sockets. I've seen recorders where the ivory mouthpiece has split and that's a pretty thick-walled piece of ivory.


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