I’ve read several descriptions of this and I’ve started using it in my own reeds, but I’m still very unclear about the proper sequence of steps after beveling. Should I re-soak before or after applying wires or not at all? Should I re-wrap with rubber bands? The mechanical effects are very noticeable whether or not the cane is soaked again – but I have no idea how the drying and aging affects this. I’m running the experiment myself now, but it’s going to be many months before I have a large enough sample, and I’m trying to decide what to do with a large batch of partially formed blanks.
(PS. The Norman Herzberg IDRS interview video appears to be unplayable on my computer, unfortunately.)
The cane dries on the mandrel for “two weeks” according to one video. I find that excessive. Anyway, then you bevel, and then you put the wires on the dry cane. You don’t soak the cane again until you’re ready to clip the tip.
The IDRS page doesn’t work anymore, but here’s the video that was there (if Yoshi has issue with me sharing this I’ll remove the link) https://drive.google.com/open?id=14ECavTDOJKr4iU0stBRrCkaa2Pe_jOpI
Thank you so much for posting the link to that video!!!!!! I’m getting really into the Herzberg reed style and stumbled across the videos and they wouldn’t work on my computer too. Do you possibly have any other videos of Norman Herzberg you’d be willing to share?
Alas, this is the only one I have. This video changed my reed making life though (about 13 years ago no!) so I’m glad to share it with you.
That sucks. I sent it to my teacher who got her masters with Norman Herzberg and she said it brought back fond memories