equipment listed in this
section will permit you to adjust and finish purchased reeds.
Hollow ground knives are easier to sharpen. A pocket knife will often do just as well. Most important is a knife
with a sharp edge.
different types available.
||I prefer a
wood handle so I can heat it.
||Fox Products makes an
excellent metal plaque.
||Wet and dry
400 grit. 3M brand is good.
||You may wish
one for rough work and one for finishing. A rat-tail file is needed for
enlarging the tube. You can get these at a hardware store.
needle-nose with grips on the jaws and wire cutters.
||22 or 21
metric. 6" is long enough.
Knife and block OR
should be different than the above knife. The edge should not be as
sharp since cutting with it would fold back the blade. A straight blade
Jewler’s Nippers (tip cutter). Scissors are the cheapest and work well.
Forming the Tube with Shaped, Profiled, and Gouged Cane
||Get at least
seven pegs. Mandrel tips may be substituted for the drying rack.
a glue like Duco cement. Heat shrinkable tubing or toothbrush handles
melted in Acetone may also substitute.
is the cheapest. The spiral type is best.
with denatured alcohol. Rubberbands.
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