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 Re: Reed making routine
Author: jhoyla 
Date:   2017-03-22 12:11

There is a "sweet-spot" for soaking cane before tying.

If you try and tie after soaking for 3 minutes, the cane will crack for sure.

If you try and tie after soaking for 2 hours, the cane will have absorbed so much water that it will be "bloated" and will also likely crack. Also, even if it doesn't crack and seals perfectly the chances are that once it dries out and shrinks back to "normal" it will leak like a sieve.

I was always taught to wait until the cane begins to sink to the bottom of the glass before shaping and tying on. From that moment, you have about an hour before you begin running into "cane-bloat" issues.

I generally shape all my pieces first and dump them back in the glass as I go. Then I tie them all, one after another. I think I get more consistent dimensions that way.

I soak six pieces but usually end up with only five blanks for one reason or another (cracking during shaping, cracking during tie-on, poor edges that prevent a seal, etc. etc.).


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