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 Re: Shaper Tips
Author: RobinDesHautbois 
Date:   2010-06-18 18:05

Excellent question.
I say it's excellent because with the same shaper, I've had to tie at different lengths just to get different canes to close!

When I was a student, I used to "eye-ball it" so that the cane would close 1-2 twists of thread before the thread reached the end of the staple. Now, with RDG -1, I tie at 75mm or 73.5mm to get a darker sound.

I haven't used glotin staples in a long time - I never had great reeds with them, not sure why. I now prefer Chiarugi #3 and Pisonis that I cut to get the wider opening.

So the best answer to your question is: experiment! Ironically, I've found that if the cane closes just as the thread reaches the staple end, it will open more than if it closes before... must have something to do with pivot-points.

The most important thing is that you should NEVER tie past the staple end. That really chokes the reeds. I'm sure American and European style reed makers agree on that.

Robin Tropper
M.A.Sc., B.Mus., B.Ed.
http://RobinDesHautbois.blogspot.ca

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