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 Re: A sneaky cause for being flat.
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2017-12-25 02:40

I had to repair a split top joint on a Chinese oboe and also open up the reed socket as it was too narrow. I was expecting a socket that was machined with a base, but it was just a bit of brass tubing stuck in the top with no base as were all the other socket linings, so they were pointless as they didn't protect the sockets at all.

But what with it being a plain piece of tubing, it was a doddle to use a twist drill to open it up instead of machining it wider and stopping when the cutter nearly makes contact with the base.

The length of the top joint bore of oboes, d'amores and cors is measured from the base of the reed socket to the end of the tenon. That can be done by making a plug of a specific length that fits all the way into the socket and then use a gauge with two markers (like a fixed Vernier gauge) to determine the socket is the correct depth. Then use a special cutter to depth the socket if it's too shallow (and therefore making the top joint bore too long at the top end). If the socket is too deep, then a spacer can be push fitted into it.


Post Edited (2017-12-26 14:33)

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