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Chanter reed blade thickness viewing

PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:54 am
by pipemakermike
After many years of holding reeds up to a light and trying to shield out the bulb with my fingers I have made a little tool to help.
I stuck 2 strips of black insulation tape onto a cheap (about 3 quid) LED torch leaving a clear strip in the middle. Now all I have to do is to hold the reed in front of the torch and the blades are perfectly illuminated. Pic below:-
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