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    I don't know if this should be in the OT or here. This is nice resource and articles of things made by or repaired by hand. There is even an article about Ross Schafer there.
    http://craftsmanship.net

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    Oboe reed making. Something I wasn’t aware of but am now in awe of.
    « If I knew what I was doing, I’d be doing it right now »

    -Jon Mandel

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    Default Re: Craftmanship.net

    Quote Originally Posted by htwoopup View Post
    Oboe reed making. Something I wasn’t aware of but am now in awe of.
    Who Knew?!

    There is a ton of stuff in there. Especially in the videos and gallery.

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    Regarding oboes, I was heavily moved when I read about Paul Laubin in the middle 1990s.

    https://www.richardsachs.com/mellifluous-notes/

    The links in this story still work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e-RICHIE View Post
    Regarding oboes, I was heavily moved when I read about Paul Laubin in the middle 1990s.

    https://www.richardsachs.com/mellifluous-notes/

    The links in this story still work.
    Wow, an 8-9 year estimated wait and 14,000 for an instrument. They are beautiful and I am sure sound lovely.

    Wonderful similarities to other fine and elegant working works of art.
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    Quote Originally Posted by htwoopup View Post
    Wow, an 8-9 year estimated wait and 14,000 for an instrument. They are beautiful and I am sure sound lovely.

    Wonderful similarities to other fine and elegant working works of art.
    I’m glad you read through to the NYT article embedded in my story. That sidebar was a huge inspiration for me.

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    Default Re: Craftmanship.net

    good read
    Jay Dwight

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    That's compelling. I never knew or even thought about Oboe reeds. I played bassoon for a long time and as is said it consumes more time than practice. Bassoon reeds could, at the time be purchased as a book matched blank eg two halves connected and otherwise no refined. Typically I would have 12 to 15 reeds in a rack waiting refinement or destined for the bin. My best reeds were kept in a cigarette case like "thing" that held them in rows. There was never not a feeling that my best reed of the moment would break or wear out and I'd have to settle for a second string'er or worse. If you put all the materials infront of me today I could make a damn good reed. The muscle memory is that strong.

    Sorry to talk about myself, this struck a familiar romantic nerve.
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