Make your own handmade reeds in less than 30 minutes!

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Make your own handmade reeds in less than 30 minutes!

Post by Morne » Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:28 am

Clickbait title aside, there's a Russian guy who built his own garmon and documented a lot of the process. Here are two videos showcasing what's involved in making the reeds by hand.

Treble reeds:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBRYMC3AViI

Bass reeds (including the long reed plate itself):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dekfsPDWNCg

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Post by debra » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:23 am

Very good find!
I truly hope I will never need to do this (meaning, I hope I never need to replace a reed in my bayan)!
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Re: Make your own handmade reeds in less than 30 minutes!

Post by Sebastian Bravo » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:08 pm

Morne wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:28 am
Clickbait title aside, there's a Russian guy who built his own garmon
I remember watching this months ago, and losing the link. Thanks Morne
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Post by jozz » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:58 pm

why is he scoring the strip with the Dremel first to be able to snap it off later, after he has riveted the tongue in the plate?

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Re: Make your own handmade reeds in less than 30 minutes!

Post by Morne » Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:52 am

jozz wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:58 pm
why is he scoring the strip with the Dremel first to be able to snap it off later, after he has riveted the tongue in the plate?
My guess is it is easier to align/centre the reed when you have that extra material. In the first video from 13:45 when he's riveting, the reed is under the plate. So if you realise it is off-centre, then it is easier to see and adjust with the protruding strip. (Although he does no do that in those videos.)

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