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- This topic has 4 replies, 2 voices, and was last updated August 13, 2020 at 2:29 pm by Richard Hureau.
July 26, 2020 at 10:01 pm #1035Lou FurmanParticipant
I see all the instructions on line for replacing cork. However the cork on my old 3 piece alto recorder is not on the outside, but inside the mouthpiece and inside the bottom piece. It will be difficult replacing it smoothly. Is there any reason I cannot clean out the cork and then replace it on the outside of the tenon?
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.August 1, 2020 at 2:35 pm #1041
I think it would be possible to do what you suggest. After getting rid of all that old crud, I think I might try to use thread instead of cork, but whatever is easier, I guess. Take a look at the documents on this page
for some guidance (shows how to use thread and cork, etc.August 12, 2020 at 2:53 pm #1055
I got a private message from Lou Furman saying he was having a hard time finding the info I mentioned. I replied twice but received no response. So, I will make one final try, via a public message. Here it what I said:
Maybe you failed to click the link in the discussion where it says ”Take a look at the documents on this page” where ”this page” is a link to the website. Did you click that link (where it says ”this page”)? I realize that the forum’s link setup makes it very obscure.
Anyway, the link is this (copy and paste this into your browser address bar):
Under ”Practical Documents” you will see:
How to clean the windway
Fungus in the windway
Sanitary precautions for recorders in case of epidemics
Condensation in recorders
Recorder joint maintenance
Recorder block adjustment
How to make a block
RichAugust 12, 2020 at 3:57 pm #1056Lou FurmanParticipant
Apparently, I still do not know how to work this system. I thought I replied to you. At first, I decided to go with thread. Then I discovered it was a challenge to find it. I had bought the cork (the right thickness) and cut it to size placing it on the tenon. I then connected the pieces without gluing to see the fit.
Everything fit tight and am now playing without risking glue yet. That’s the update.
I hope you get this message.
Thanks for all your perseverance and help, LouAugust 13, 2020 at 2:29 pm #1057
You’re welcome. The difference is there is this forum thread topic and there are private messages. I don’t know how you managed it but you sent me a private message after my first post, instead of just responding to this thread (which is the standard thing people do).
You can see your private messages by clicking “My Account” under your name (upper right of this page) and then looking around on that screen for “Messages”. There is an inbox and sent.
Anyway, sounds like you are doing well with the cork, which can be tricky, I should think. Use cork grease!! Good luck!
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