Advertising and Web Hosting on Woodwind.Org!

Woodwind.OrgThe Oboe BBoardThe C4 standard

 New Topic  |  Go to Top  |  Go to Topic  |  Search  |  Help/Rules  |  Smileys/Notes  |  Log In   Previous Message  |  Next Message 
 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.

 Reply To Message  |  Avail. Forums  |  Flat View   Newer Topic  |  Older Topic 

 Topics Author  Date
 Crack Prevention  new
RobinDesHautbois 2010-11-18 10:31 
 Re: Crack Prevention  new
rgombine 2010-11-18 15:11 
 Re: Crack Prevention  new
Jeltsin 2010-11-19 06:17 
 Re: Crack Prevention  new
rgombine 2010-11-19 21:35 
 Re: Crack Prevention  new
Chris P 2010-11-18 15:30 
 Re: Crack Prevention  new
cjwright 2010-11-19 13:36 
 Re: Crack Prevention  new
Oboe Craig 2010-11-24 17:44 
 Re: Crack Prevention  new
JRC 2010-11-19 14:21 
 Re: Crack Prevention  new
jeremyreeds 2010-11-20 02:36 
 Re: Crack Prevention  new
jhoyla 2010-11-21 07:03 
 Re: Crack Prevention  new
rgombine 2010-11-22 00:17 
 Re: Crack Prevention  new
jeremyreeds 2010-11-22 23:16 
 Re: Crack Prevention  new
jhoyla 2010-11-23 08:51 
 Re: Crack Prevention  new
RobinDesHautbois 2010-11-23 10:26 
 Re: Crack Prevention  new
JRC 2010-11-23 14:41 
 Re: Crack Prevention  new
mschmidt 2010-11-23 17:41 
 Re: Crack Prevention  new
mschmidt 2010-11-23 18:14 
 Re: Crack Prevention  new
JRC 2010-11-23 18:27 
 Re: Crack Prevention  new
johnt 2010-11-23 14:58 
 Re: Crack Prevention  new
mschmidt 2010-11-23 17:49 
 Re: Crack Prevention  new
JRC 2010-11-23 18:50 
 Re: Crack Prevention  new
Bobo 2010-11-23 19:54 
 Re: Crack Prevention  new
kimber 2010-11-23 20:05 
 Re: Crack Prevention  new
RobinDesHautbois 2010-11-24 10:36 
 Re: Crack Prevention  new
JRC 2010-11-24 13:24 
 Re: Crack Prevention  new
jhoyla 2010-11-24 15:11 
 Re: Crack Prevention  new
RobinDesHautbois 2010-11-24 17:01 
 Re: Crack Prevention  new
mschmidt 2010-11-25 04:04 
 Re: Crack Prevention  new
RobinDesHautbois 2010-11-25 16:09 
 Re: Crack Prevention  new
colloquial42 2010-11-28 00:58 
 Re: Crack Prevention  new
GoodWinds 2010-11-30 18:39 
 Re: Crack Prevention  new
RobinDesHautbois 2010-11-30 19:34 
 Re: Crack Prevention  new
GoodWinds 2010-12-02 20:20 
 Re: Crack Prevention  new
johnt 2010-11-24 17:09 

 Avail. Forums  |  Need a Login? Register Here 
 User Login
 User Name:
 Remember my login:
 Forgot Your Password?
Enter your email address or user name below and a new password will be sent to the email address associated with your profile.
Search Woodwind.Org

Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

The Clarinet Pages
is sponsored by:

For Sale
Put your ads for items you'd like to sell here. Free! Please, no more than two at a time - ads removed after two weeks.

Services and products too varied to categorize! Repair, recording, news

Instrument repairs, restorations, adjustments, and overhauls.

Mouthpieces & Barrels
Fine makers of mouthpieces and barrels, from wood to crystal to hard rubber and plastic

Great reeds available from around the world

Music & Books
CDs, Sheet Music, and some of the greatest reference books ever written!

Retailers and manufacturers of clarinets, both modern and early replica

Major events especially for clarinetists

Accessories that every clarinetist needs - reed makers and shapers, ligatures, greases, oils, and preservatives ... and more!

     Copyright © Woodwind.Org, Inc. All Rights Reserved    Privacy Policy    Contact