Repairing a badly cracked clarinet joint. 1 ) cutting a channel on the lathe. 2 ) Gluing carbon fibers into the channel. 3 ) Trimming the excess on the lathe. 4 ) Hand - trimmed, flush to the body. 5 ) Pinning and sealing the length of the crack. 6 ) Completed, permanent, nearly - invisible repair.
Custom mod I did a few months ago. My customer had developed severe arthritis and could no longer cover the chimneys on her clarinet. I built a new mechanism and installed pads, so now her fingers can touch the keys anywhere and she’ll be able to play.