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Sleeving a bassoon bore

March 24th, 2023

Sleeving a rotten bassoon bore

Sleeving a rotten bassoon bore

A quick snapshot of the process of sleeving a moisture damaged bassoon bore using our CNC machinery - we remove the affected wood, and make a hard rubber sleeve which matches exactly the dimensions of the original bore. The CNC machine allows us to quickly cut the correct taper. The rubber is impervious to moisture, so this repair will last as long as the instrument itself. Some bassoons are made with a rubber liner already in place in this part of the bore, which protects it from moisture in the first place.

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