This post will tell you where to look for the information that you need to know. Also provides a general step by step instruction for how to make reeds.
On this post you will see a running list of vendors who sell reed making equipment. You will also see pictures, descriptions, and some personal thoughts on what to buy.
This post is specifically for reed makers who do not own a gouging machine and buy their cane already gouged and or shaped.
This post has a few tips on buying cane and shares some thought on how to select cane. You will see supplementary pictures and a video.
After you have selected your cane, you will need to prepare it for your gouging machine. This includes removing some excess cane and chopping it down to size.
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Shaping and tying reeds is one of the most crucial steps. The shape of the cane and the resulting length at which you tie the reed can make a huge difference in response, flexibility, and intonation.
A sharp knife is one of the most important aspects of reed making and yet is still one of the most over looked skills.
Helpful diagrams to show you how and where to scrape your oboe reed! Use these as a reference to know where and how to scrape a reed.
Here are three different scraping techniques that will help you scrape your reeds more smoothly. This will help your reeds vibrate and respond more easily.
By the end of this post, you will know how to take a blank and scrape it down to something that starts to play.
You will need several reliable tests to see how functional a reed is. This post will show you what you want to learn from playing on just the reed without the oboe.