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 Post subject: Old Cork
PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:48 pm 
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Hi all, I have a Seery Delrin that has a cracking cork and it also moves around a lot. How do i go about fixing this? Do i need a new one or can i revive? Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Old Cork
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:45 am 
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Here are some videos that will show you how:

https://youtu.be/wVupMCvloJ4

https://youtu.be/WOXEG56QUgY

https://youtu.be/5bF3Ci1HHXU

These are for clarinets, but our flutes most resemble clarinets in construction

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:12 am 
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I suspect the OP may be talking about the headjoint cork. Much more likely to be cracking & moving. More wine bottle style than the thin sheet used to wrap tenons.

On the headjoint, probably best to replace the cork, sand to fit, & set back at the correct position.

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 Post subject: Re: Old Cork
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:27 am 
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Yes , the head joint cork. Thank you.


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 Post subject: Re: Old Cork
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:12 am 
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Gcobean wrote:
Yes , the head joint cork. Thank you.

Find a replacement cork - wine bottle, woodwind repair shop, whatever. Size to fit. The headjoint on a Seery is cylindrical, so no taper is necessary. The cork will be approximately 19-20mm in diameter, same as the inner diameter of the Seery tube. Use a wooden dowel to place it for best performance, starting with the potential positioning as in the instructions below. Actual location will depend on your preference for tone and playability, consistent with good tuning for the particular flute:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=60057&p=787462&hilit=cork+position#p787462

If you think replacing the cork is beyond you, head to any woodwind repair shop, and they'll probably get you close enough for a low fee, and you can still adjust as I've suggested.

If your current cork was not cracking or crumbling, then there are revival methods that can work for a while. Some suggestions:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=98238

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