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 Re: sticking octave key
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2021-04-02 22:34

As the lower 8ve key is binding in the way you've described it, chances are the key barrel is too tight between the pillars and that is best addressed by an oboe specialist.

Most cross mounted keys (perpendicular to the bore) are susceptible to binding with the expansion and contraction of the wood with humidity changes which affects them more than keys mounted parallel with the joints.

The rod screw is holding the key in place and loosening or tightening it won't make much difference as rod screws do have to be done up securely, neither left loose nor overtorqued.

Fitting a stronger spring isn't the course of action for binding keys - properly fitted keys and also making sure there's no burr or dirt in the key barrel as well as cleaning and straightening the rod screw to be sure it works with sufficient spring tension to make sure it will lift when the back 8ve is held down and will close when it's released.

Chris.

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