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Intermediate Oboe Tools & Supplies

In creating this list, I've done my very best to balance value and cost, and have only listed essential items. I know this is a big initial investment, but these materials will last you for years, perhaps even the rest of your life. Besides these personal tools, you will have access to other reed making equipment owned by the Liberty University Double Reed Studio.

 

  • Beeswax - 1 oz block Beeswax - 1 oz block

    Beeswax

    Beeswax 1 oz bar measures 3" x 1" x 3/4" - Beeswax is used to seal the nylon string used to tie around reeds.   This beeswax comes from wax cappings from beehives. It is filtered twice so it is ready to use in any application where...

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  • Chiarugi Razor Knife - Ebony Handle

    The Chiarugi knife has a double concave blade (razor), 4 mm thick and 8 cm long. It is made of special steel, tempered and ground. Sharpening is hand finished. The handle is in polished African ebony wood. Other handles not available.

    $48.00
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  • Adam Shaper Tip Handle

    Handle - Adam Shaper Tip Handle

    Adam Shaper Tip Handle The Adam Shaper Tip Handle has extra long clamps which make contact with the cane the entire length of the clamps, holding the cane in place more securely than other types of handles. 

    $165.00
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  • Westwind Shaper Tip Handle

    Handle - Westwind Shaper Tip Handle

    Westwind Shaper Tip Handle The Westwind Shaper Tip Handle is modeled closely from the rdg handle. Differences include an inset allen wrench screw to hold the tip in and a comfortable plastic thumb screw for tightening the clamps down. The Westwind...

    $99.00
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  • Hard Arkansas Stone

    Hard Arkansas Stone

    Hard Arkansas Stone This stone is 4"x2"x3/4" and ranges from 800-1000 grit. It is a fine grade stone which works well for maintaining a fine edge on reed knives. This stone is recommended in the Landwell book, "Reed Knife Sharpening" found in the...

    $30.00
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  • India Combination Bench Stone

    India Combination Bench Stone

    India Combination Bench Stone This stone is 6"x2"x1" and ranges from 1,000-1,500 grit on the fine side. This stone is two-sided with a rougher side for grinding and a fine side for finishing. India Stones are manufactured with aluminum oxide abrasive...

    $30.00
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  • Jende Folding Steel

    Jende Folding Steel

    Jende Folding Steel The steel prolongs the edge of a knife without actually sharpening steel off. When the knife gets used, the burr actually gets pushed out of position, making the knife feel dull. Instead of sharpening off steel to make a new burr...

    $65.00
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  • Adam Oboe Shaper Tip Adam Oboe Shaper Tips

    Shaper Tips - Adam Oboe Shaper Tips

    Adam Oboe Shaper Tips   Caleb Has slightly bigger throat and belly than the Joshua +4 and is the most "rectangular" looking tip of the Adam tips. Joshua Adam Shaper Tip's narrowest shape. The sides are virtually parallel at the top. Ruth This...

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  • Razor Blades Pack of 10, front profile Razor Blades Pack of 10, top profile

    Stanley Razor Blades (10-pack)

    Razor Blades (10-pack) Stanley Razor Blades - 10 blades. These are great razor blades for shaping cane, clipping reed tips, scoring bassoon reeds, or anything else you need a sharp cutting edge for. Stanley blades stayed sharp longer than any other...

    $1.60
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