Topic: Sanding Film - Undercutting the Tip

Today I have entered a new blog post on two subjects regarding bassoon reed finishing: using plastic-backed sanding film, and a separate topic on undercutting the tip. Please visit my blog at:

Your comments and questions are most appreciated.

Dale Clark


Re: Sanding Film - Undercutting the Tip

I got several pieces of the mylar (?) backed sanding paper from Jim Poe, a retired Ford Motor Company plant manager (I believe) where he found the stuff being used in the painting process on auto bodies.  Actually got my first bit (about a 1 inch square) directly from mark Popkin several years ago and used it until I misplaced it.  Stuff never wears out or gets too gummed up to use.