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Old 04-27-2012, 08:22 AM   #14
Bill Adam
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Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Citrus Heights, CA
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Default Re: Complete reed making kits with tools

The reason we were using splitters, gougers and profilers is were were starting from pieces of tube cane. The tubes were cut to a certain length and from one tube I would get three bassoon reeds. That is if I didn't split the cane on the folding process or forming the tube after folding the cane. This was in the early 70's and I think a single tube of cane cost us about 50 cents at that time. Now it is about $2 for a single tube, still a good price.
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