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 Re: Remedy for reeds not sealing near heart?
Author: ckoboe777 
Date:   2017-05-30 21:58

It may be an issue with cane warping. I used to soak my cane in hot water, and whenever I would make a reed with soft/ medium cane (I used Rigotti, I'm not sure what GSF would be considered), the sides of my reeds would leak at the top, near the heart or the tip after I put them away to dry. Changing the temperature and water content of a piece of cane in very short amount of time can cause warping.

My suggestion is to soak the cane in a way that will keep the structure of the cane stable. That is, avoid soaking too long, or too hot. Personally, I soak my (medium strength) Loree cane for about 30 to 40 minutes in room temperature water, and harder cane (e.g. Alliaud) for about 45 to 55 minutes. But of course, these factors can vary on the climate factors of the region you live in.


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