It is currently Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:51 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 
PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:45 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:36 pm
Posts: 75
Do you guys explicitly oil the finger holes? I do that but so far I haven't oiled that holes under the keys. Do you think it is necessary to do that?

busterbill wrote:
You don't need to soak lined head joints and with unlined headjoints I'd removed the cork first.


I heard that you should be careful with the cork at the joints when oiling a flute, because the oil might damage them. Do you do anything special with the cork at the joints or do you think it won't damage the cork?

And another question: Do you also do the oil bath with keyed flutes? I would like to do that with my keyed flute (block mounted) and would remove the keyes beforehand. Have you ever had the problem that the wood took in so much oil that is swole and you had problems fitting in the keys again?

david_h wrote:
That's part of how I interpreted Casey's "you cannot over oil". The other part being doing it often. I slather it on like Blayne but do wipe off excess almond oil after a few hours - but only because I don't like the faint nutty smell.

I heard that a flute player with a flute made from olive wood ruined his flute by oiling it every day with olive oil. I never got to know him personally and don't know what exactly happened (bends, cracks, no idea...).
Maybe much lighter olive wood might be a different horse and olive oil in general is not so good.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:22 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:12 pm
Posts: 357
Location: Pacific Northwest USA
ertwert wrote:
Do you guys explicitly oil the finger holes? I do that but so far I haven't oiled that holes under the keys. Do you think it is necessary to do that?

When I oil the barrel, I also use a cotton swab to oil all the exposed end-grain and side-grain at the embouchure hole, the tenon ends, and the open tone holes. I don't oil the key holes because it would require removing the keys and I'm too lazy to do that. It would probably be a good idea, I've just never done it.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:26 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:15 pm
Posts: 87
Location: Utah
Oil on the cork can degrade the glue that holds the cork in place... I am always careful to not get oil on the cork.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC - 6 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Terry McGee and 12 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
[ Time : 0.080s | 12 Queries | GZIP : On ]
(dh)