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 Crack Prevention
Author: RobinDesHautbois 
Date:   2010-11-18 10:31

I especially hope mschmidt will read this and input his scientific approach on the matter.

The Laubin manufacturers claim that oiling the bore contributes to cracks rather than prevents them. They suggest, instead, to wax the inside with Pledge or similar using a feather.

This actually is in perfect alignment with what my brother (a 30+ year forestry engineer with special innovation work on the quality control of lumber) says on the subject. He sites several high profile studies which claim that temperature has no significant effect on wood save in the extremes. Instead, moisture leeches important aspects of the wood. He recommends sealing the wood with "some kind of wax" (but definitely keep away from Thompsons's water seal).

My brother doesn't think oiling is bad for the wood, but rather that oil lacks penetration ability and is therefore near pointless. Well, he's not a musician and hasn't as much as played a plastic recorder since high-school, but he does know wood and furniture preservation. It seems to me that sweet almond oil does penetrate the wood quite well, but I might be mistaking smudge-ability with penetration.

All thoughts are welcome on this subject. I'm especially curious about different climates - those of you from Arizona and those of you in Asia and perhaps soggy England might have some very interesting and different insight?

Robin Tropper
M.A.Sc., B.Mus., B.Ed.

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