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 Re: Gold Beaters Skin or Finger Nail Varish
Author: oboist2 
Date:   2017-10-13 02:02

I always use nail varnish on the binding, however it is really only to seal the knots at the bottom end and also to ensure there is no unravelling where I have cut off just after the cross over....but I tie my reeds on differently than most people and I know my reeds wont leak at the binding. I might only have about 1 reed in 20 where there are any leaks on the side, and that is generally because I did not check well enough when crossing over, or the tension has slipped slightly when I have been doing that. I have a good supply of goldbeaters skin and very occasionally when I do use it, I sometimes apply a thin coat of varnish after I have already placed this on, otherwise I use plumbers tape. I only apply either skin or tape to reeds that are otherwise exceptional but for the slight leak, otherwise I discard that reed completely if it is not in all other respects a first class reed. With cor Anglais reeds, I probably need to use tape a little more frequently as really am still learning to make them and because of their shorter length find it difficult to tie on and scrape cor reeds. i find it is quite painful and struggle with them, because of the arthritis, but making oboe reeds is easier and generally there are no leaks at all. I favour a bright sound and do not like the dampening effects of a sealed reed if I can avoid it.

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