Topic: Gouging (and profiling?) services needed; bassoon

Hello everyone,

I know many on this list have their own reed businesses and services, so I thought I would offer up a job I need completed. 

I have a  large amount (maybe 100 pieces) of bassoon cane I have split, but I just can't find the time to gouge it all.  Feel free to contact me with your fee for bulk gouging.  If the fee is reasonable and I can afford it, I may be able to have the cane profiled in the order as well. 

Thanks in advance for your replies.


Scott Pool

"The Ornaments look pretty, but they're pulling down the branches of the tree." - Cake

Re: Gouging (and profiling?) services needed; bassoon

Hi!   This is a reply for my husband, Craig Vandewater, who has been processing cane and making reeds for over 30 years.  He charges $2/piece for gouging cane, and $2.50/piece for gouging and profiling. He uses a Hertzberg profiler; please check out his website at for his contact info and more about his services.

Darlene Vandewater