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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2001 1:59 pm 
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I just wanted to let folks who oil flutes know about the dangers of tea oil. A friend of mine who collects tenor banjos and the like used tea oil on the wood; I don't think it did any damage to the wood itself, but it very quickly (days) began to corrode and pit the metal on the tone ring. I would stick with woodwind bore oil.
Does anyone else have any experience with this stuff?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2001 6:29 am 
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No I don't! But thank you for the warning. I always believe it the wisest, to follow the instrument makers instructions, and to do what ever I can to secure the proper suggested oil. The instruments that we work hard to purchase need all the respect we can give to them and their makers.

Thanks again.


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Do you mean tea-tree oil? This comes from an indigenous Australian tree not related to the tea plant. It's a very good antiseptic for disinfecting cuts and scratches. A little expensive for oiling your instruments, I would have thought, and likely to burn your lips!


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