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 videos between August and New Years, and loved doing it, but I was done. I thought.
But then people kept asking questions! There are MORE questions to answer! I love it. This one, from Caroline, felt particularly fertile for me: Hello, I absolutely love your videos, thank you so much for doing them. I was wondering if you could make a video explaining all of the reed making tools and how they differ. Different knife shapes, different plaques etc… and what they would be good for.
So I’m working on a new series for you. Analysis of the different things I have on my reed desk, the different tools, the different shapes and functions of them.
Today: The Plaque