Topic: Wrapping the tube: do you seal tube before wrapping with thread?
I have for YEARS painted the tube (from wire #2 to base) with nail polish (allowing it to dry) before wrapping the turbin (with FF thread), then applied nail polish to the thread (allowing it to dry), and then a final coat after that. I have seen L Hugh Cooper indicate in multiple articles that he recommends against this initial coat, making it clear that no good reed will ever be made from such a blank. I am not sure how I missed this point with him when I studied under him at U of M, but any way, I always have done this initial coat. What do others think of this issue??