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The Great BeginningFrom Cane to Beautiful Music
The Great Beginning          Cane field in the south of France-home of Arundo Donax
The Great Beginning                 Growing 7 meters high and 6 meters between
The Great Beginning                      The root of the plant – called the rhizome
The Great Beginning                      Planting the rhizome
The Great Beginning                      Early growth provides final diameter
The Great Beginning                      Selection by size
The Great Beginning                      Nodes and what’s between them
The Great Beginning                Two year growth means it’s time to harvest
The Great Beginning                      Winter is harvest time
The Great Beginning                      Special tools are used to cut the cane by hand
The Great Beginning
The Great Beginning                      Waiting to begin the process
The Great Beginning                      Leaf stripping
The Great Beginning                      Sunning
The Great Beginning                      For aesthetics only (about 3-4 weeks)
The Great Beginning                      Naturally drying for 2 years
The Great Beginning             Step One – after 2 years, the manufacturing begins
The Great Beginning                      Step Two
The Great Beginning            Laser     and video
The Great Beginning
The Great Beginning                      Elimination of impurities
The Great Beginning                Cutting the reed table to precise tolerances                            measured in mic...
The Great Beginning                      Ready for shaping and cutting the tip
The Great Beginning
The Great Beginning                      Making the reed mold - a skill handed                      down from generation t...
The Great Beginning
The Great Beginning
The Great Beginning          Over 100 blade strokes at a tolerance of just a few microns
The Great Beginning
The Great Beginning                      Ready to cut the tip
The Great Beginning              Measurements to confirm precision and quality
The Great Beginning                      Determining the reed strength
The Great Beginning                Stamping                           And play testing
Finished
Different Reed Cuts
The Great Beginning                      Building A Mouthpiece
The Great Beginning                      Turning the barrel
The Great Beginning                      Turning the barrel
The Great Beginning                 Measure, measure, measure
The Great Beginning                      Polishing
The Great Beginning                      Cutting the facing
The Great Beginning      Precision cutting to tolerances measured in                         microns
The Great Beginning
The Great Beginning       Measure and                      Measure and                                    Measure
The Great Beginning                      Hand Finishing
The Great Beginning                      Contact Information                         info@dansr.com                       ...
The Great Beginning                      www.vandoren.com
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The Great Beginning - Vandoren Reed Manufacturing

  1. 1. The Great BeginningFrom Cane to Beautiful Music
  2. 2. The Great Beginning Cane field in the south of France-home of Arundo Donax
  3. 3. The Great Beginning Growing 7 meters high and 6 meters between
  4. 4. The Great Beginning The root of the plant – called the rhizome
  5. 5. The Great Beginning Planting the rhizome
  6. 6. The Great Beginning Early growth provides final diameter
  7. 7. The Great Beginning Selection by size
  8. 8. The Great Beginning Nodes and what’s between them
  9. 9. The Great Beginning Two year growth means it’s time to harvest
  10. 10. The Great Beginning Winter is harvest time
  11. 11. The Great Beginning Special tools are used to cut the cane by hand
  12. 12. The Great Beginning
  13. 13. The Great Beginning Waiting to begin the process
  14. 14. The Great Beginning Leaf stripping
  15. 15. The Great Beginning Sunning
  16. 16. The Great Beginning For aesthetics only (about 3-4 weeks)
  17. 17. The Great Beginning Naturally drying for 2 years
  18. 18. The Great Beginning Step One – after 2 years, the manufacturing begins
  19. 19. The Great Beginning Step Two
  20. 20. The Great Beginning Laser and video
  21. 21. The Great Beginning
  22. 22. The Great Beginning Elimination of impurities
  23. 23. The Great Beginning Cutting the reed table to precise tolerances measured in microns
  24. 24. The Great Beginning Ready for shaping and cutting the tip
  25. 25. The Great Beginning
  26. 26. The Great Beginning Making the reed mold - a skill handed down from generation to generation
  27. 27. The Great Beginning
  28. 28. The Great Beginning
  29. 29. The Great Beginning Over 100 blade strokes at a tolerance of just a few microns
  30. 30. The Great Beginning
  31. 31. The Great Beginning Ready to cut the tip
  32. 32. The Great Beginning Measurements to confirm precision and quality
  33. 33. The Great Beginning Determining the reed strength
  34. 34. The Great Beginning Stamping And play testing
  35. 35. Finished
  36. 36. Different Reed Cuts
  37. 37. The Great Beginning Building A Mouthpiece
  38. 38. The Great Beginning Turning the barrel
  39. 39. The Great Beginning Turning the barrel
  40. 40. The Great Beginning Measure, measure, measure
  41. 41. The Great Beginning Polishing
  42. 42. The Great Beginning Cutting the facing
  43. 43. The Great Beginning Precision cutting to tolerances measured in microns
  44. 44. The Great Beginning
  45. 45. The Great Beginning Measure and Measure and Measure
  46. 46. The Great Beginning Hand Finishing
  47. 47. The Great Beginning Contact Information info@dansr.com www.dansr.com www.vandoren.com www.whyvandoren.com www.whyvandoren.com
  48. 48. The Great Beginning www.vandoren.com

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