Date: 2019-11-11 20:49
I recommend that you take your Loree to a competent repairman and have a replacement reed well installed. It's a pretty simple job and not too expensive, then you won't have all this foofaraw to worry about...
There are plenty of distractions and hurdles to playing oboe...having to monkey with reed corks shouldn't be one of them.
Bay Area, California