SOME typical repair

Most repairs carried out on recorders are invisible because the work has been done inside the instrument to act on the sound quality.


However here are some common custom repairs that can be seen :

Reparing split on the beak

In most case an instrument with a cracked beak can be brought back to life by turning down the beak and fitting a sleeve to make it airtight. This can then be turned to the original profile.

(Click on each picture to see how this can be done)

Thorough cleaning/oiling

This will give a new life to your recorder !

Click on the pictures to see more.   

Giving a new look to a renaissance shawm

This old shawm was looking miserable, but after a few hours work it was like new again ! 


Replacing a cork joint with thread

(Click on the photos to see how it can be done)

Bushing a thumb hole

Laying of a bone insert to rebuild the thumb hole.

(Before / After - click on the photos)

Fitting a brass ring on a recorder

A brass ring being fitted to repair a socket crack and improve the look of the instrument.

(Click on the pictures to follow the steps) 

Making a windcap for direct blowing into a bass recorder

This cap allows you to play the bass without brass tube, but with the window turned towards the listeners and not toward you like when played without a cap. With this windcap the bass recorder can be blown directly without a bocal and without having to face the player, as when played without the windcap.

(Click on the photos)


Replacing a traverso end plug

The resin traverso end plug had broken when dropped. I made an identical one in boxwood to replace it. I made one identical in boxwood to replace it.

(Click on the photos)



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