Monday, 16 July 2018

The rebuilt clarinet

This is what the clarinet looks like with the buttons and levers all polished up. Tim polished the top half by hand, and I polished the bottom half with a Dremel tool, which is like an electric screwdriver, with a polishing head on instead of a screwdriver head. We used a tube of metal polish that we bought in Thorns in Norwich 20 years ago. It's a bit hard to tell what it's called as the tube is all rolled up. 

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Taking apart the clarinet

We spent a day yesterday taking apart the clarinet, cleaning the wood and polishing the keys, oiling hinges, and putting the whole thing back together. It plays much more easily now. When we were taking it apart we took lots of photos so as to be sure of getting it back together. I have put them below in case they help anyone else.