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 Re: Reed making routine
Author: jhoyla 
Date:   2017-03-19 11:27

I generally tie-on my blanks in batches of six. I take my time getting the tie-on perfect, so tying only six means I don't over-soak the cane (which can cause it to crack during tying). A perfect blank is an essential first step to a good reed. I use different color threads to identify different batches, though they are pretty consistent - it just helps me "age" them similarly.

I leave the blanks drying vertically for 48 hrs then toss them into my blanks compartment in my reed-making box, where they stay indefinitely - blanks last forever. I find that the longer I leave them the easier it is to get consistent results, but my minimum would be two weeks.

From this point onward I'm pretty ad-hoc. Once I'm down to two good "concert" reeds I start feeling nervous, so I scrape another couple and agonize about which of my "swan-song" reeds to sacrifice to make room in my reed-case ..


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