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 Engraving
Author: CMW328i 
Date:   2017-12-03 23:44

Does anyone know if its safe to have something engraved on the bell of an oboe? I've seen engraved flutes before, but never an oboe or clarinet. This is a professional instrument, Lorée 125 oboe. I'd like to have the instrument's name engraved on it, or somehow otherwise attached.

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 Re: Engraving
Author: Wes 
Date:   2017-12-04 10:30

How about getting a small plaque made of silver and engraved with your information? It could be fitted to the instrument and secured with epoxy.

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 Re: Engraving
Author: CMW328i 
Date:   2017-12-04 23:16

Not a bad plan! I'll look into it :)

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 Re: Engraving
Author: oboist2 
Date:   2017-12-05 01:15

Personally, I probably wouldn't do it - one day you may want to sell the instrument, and you want to be able to get the best price you can.

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 Re: Engraving
Author: CMW328i 
Date:   2017-12-05 03:17

I think I'll try to find an engraved plaque. The instrument's name is Aeolus (Αἴολος). I'd like to get a plaque engraved in greek and attach it to the bell. I'd also get something to put on the case when it arrives, I'm not getting the fancy Lorée case, seems a bit pricey for what it is. :)

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 Re: Engraving
Author: DeletedUser 
Date:   2018-03-23 03:19

Might want to stay away from making grooves in the instrument - plastic or wood it could crack.

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 Re: Engraving
Author: EaubeauHorn 
Date:   2018-03-23 21:49

And epoxy is maybe not the best glue to use.....I don't think it is easily removed.

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 Re: Engraving
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2018-03-25 20:49

You can remove epoxy or superglue from wood with solvent or acetone, then oil it afterwards to blend in the patch left on the wood, Chances are the bond will fail either between the wood and the epoxy or the epoxy and the metal plaque.

Engraving isn't done all that deep (much less than 0.5mm deep) and on wood it should be easy to do by an experienced engraver. Selmer used to engrave the bells on their Omega series clarinets, but do find an engraver who knows what they're doing.

Chris.

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 Re: Engraving
Author: oboeyogi 
Date:   2018-03-30 01:58

The 5 min epoxy would work and if you would like to remove it all you need is to put the bell in warm water and it just softens it up the it would almost fall off.

Engraving a oboe could be like tattooing your lovers name on your body very nice till the relationship changes!

Nicholas

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 Re: Engraving
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2018-03-31 15:02

Would you really want to soak a wooden bell in warm water?

Another option is having someone with a laser engraver to etch a pattern onto the bell and fill it with gold crayon or paste - this is done by many companies now instead of engraving or hot foil stamping company logos onto the joints.

Chris.

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 Re: Engraving
Author: mschmidt 
Date:   2018-04-02 00:17

Actually, more like tattooing your pet name for your lover on your lover's body!

Mike

Middle-Aged Amateur


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 Re: Engraving
Author: ckoboe777 
Date:   2018-04-02 11:37

This couldn't have put it in better words. It really isn't a good idea at all.



Post Edited (2018-04-02 11:38)

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 Re: Engraving
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2018-04-03 00:39
Attachment:  yamaha831logo.jpg (33k)

Yamaha Custom oboes have what appears to be a 'slag tag' or 'tramp stamp' on their bells. See attachment.

Chris.

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