Topic: Gouging Books?
I am teaching a few advanced H.S. students how to use a gouging machine. Though they are taking notes, they have asked for a "text" that they can use for future reference, and I know of none. All my training was of the "hands on" variety.
Can anyone recommend a book or website dedicated (at least in part) to the ins and outs of oboe cane gouging? Topics might include: gouger operation and maintenance, effects of different gouge dimensions on finished reeds, singe vs. double radius gougers, blade/guide shapes, manufacturers, etc.
Perhaps these topics are included in one or more of the general "reed making" publications currently available?
Thanks in advance!
Owner, Marzluf Reeds