I came in from my run this morning, and said, out loud, to Steve, “You know? The ONLY thing I hate about winter running is how cold my hands andContinue readingPut WORDS On It!
In Reed Club last Monday, we took a moment before we started scraping to set some intentions. We each said one word – an adjective to describe what we WANTED ourContinue readingHow Do You WISH You Could Describe Your Reeds?
My Five Minute Reedmaker Season Two seems to be largely about experiments. People ask me how LONG, how THICK, how SLOPED, etc – and I’m running the experiments for them andContinue readingFive Minute Reedmaker: Length of the Windows
In my new mini-series on tools, I guess I’m working my way through the relatively straightforward ones first – while I build up my courage to tackle knives and shapers,Continue readingFive Minute Reedmaker: Tools: The Mandrel
I thought, sort of, that I had said everything that could possibly be said about making oboe reeds. Had done all the deep dives there were. I posted TWENTY-SEVEN videosContinue readingFive Minute Reedmaker: Tools: Plaques
Commercially made reeds – those profiled-cane, shinily-wound Jones and Lesher and Emerald Reeds – have their place. They are designed for beginners, or for young players, or for players thatContinue readingReed Repair Shop: Commercial Reeds