Clarinet tenon rebuild

On occasion, sadly, a clarinet is damaged by a repair tech, lacking the skill to successfully complete the job. Does your clarinet wobble in the middle (or at the barrel joint)? Maybe one of your tenon ends looks rounded off, like the image to the left, rather than crisp and square? I have a nice solution.


Here's where I started, the outer tenon rail has been filed or sanded into an unusable rounded off shape.

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Step 1, remove the cork, exposing the damage.

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Step 2, the joint is mounted onto my lathe and the wooden rail is cut down to become perfectly square.

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Step 3, the brass rail that I've manufactured on the lathe in now slid into place.

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Step 4, with the brass rail securely in place, the tenon cork is replaced.

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An end view.

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to inquire about an instrument, write to me via e-mail or post

Granlund  Woodwind  Repair
2218  2nd Avenue  Suite 9
Seattle, Washington  98121-2017
206-448-9627

prices subject to change