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 The 20 minute reed
Author: EaubeauHorn 
Date:   2017-04-23 22:10

I have now run into two different John Mack students who can and do make reeds quickly. I saw a post here where someone let the reed sit for days in between stages of scraping. My teacher, (now retired) taught what he called a "tech class" at the local university, and one of his requirements was that his students be able to scrape a playable reed in five minutes. He himself would make an extremely good reed in 10-15 minutes (as opposed to "just" playable; finished.) I of course got to watch many times, and the initial "scraping" was more like whittling, with curls of cane being produced between the heart and the tip, which came off at the first tip clip. Not "cane dust." So...what is the philosophy behind letting the reed "rest" or "sit" or whatever it does, for days at a time after each stage of scraping?

I have also seen Youtube videos of excellent reeds being made quickly, all in one sitting, as opposed to the many days of rest or whatever. So it is not uncommon.

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