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#1 2011-02-26 16:30:01

4ExpandingBliss
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From: Fairfield, Iowa
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Craaack!

Yipes. My 1.8 cracked all the way through to the bore, including the utaguchi inlay. It happened while visiting family in Virginia whose house is heated primarily by a woodstove (very dry air). I don’t normally travel with my 1.8, but this trip I did....I had it wrapped in plastic, but not sealed; I had taken it from my car, knowing it would be too cold overnight. In the middle of the night I heard this sharp sound, as if something had had fallen from a shelf, or onto a wooden table top. I sat up and looked around, but then dismissed it, rolled over and went back to sleep. The next morning when I unwrapped the flute it was not a pretty sight. I feel like I've lost a good friend.
before:
http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/281/bakuzan3.jpg
http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/8302/bakuzan5.jpg

after:

http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/9038/18dc.jpg


The softest thing in the universe
Overcomes the hardest thing in the universe.
Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching

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#2 2011-02-26 16:40:24

Karmajampa
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Re: Craaack!

'Dang' !

K.


Kia Kaha !

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#3 2011-02-26 18:06:43

Kohl
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Re: Craaack!

Brutal.


"I begin to feel the depths of a bamboo path..."
                              Meng Hao-Jan (689-740)

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#4 2011-02-26 18:16:21

4ExpandingBliss
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Re: Craaack!

Has anyone had a crack this serious repaired? Successfully?


The softest thing in the universe
Overcomes the hardest thing in the universe.
Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching

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#5 2011-02-26 18:25:53

Mujitsu
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From: San Francisco
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Re: Craaack!

4ExpandingBliss wrote:

Has anyone had a crack this serious repaired? Successfully?

I believe most every maker has plenty of success stories with this type of crack. My advice would be to send it to your nearest maker for a full recovery!

Not to worry. big_smile

Ken

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#6 2011-02-26 18:48:56

Tairaku 太楽
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From: Tasmania
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Re: Craaack!

Ouch. Send it to one of our wizards on the forum to get it fixed.


'Progress means simplifying, not complicating' : Bruno Munari

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#7 2011-02-26 19:05:22

airin
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From: Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Re: Craaack!

Oww, that looks painful!

Quick, pack it up and send it to the shakuhachi hospital...Perry Yung's workshop immediately comes to mind....

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#8 2011-02-26 21:04:43

Kouu
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Registered: 2009-07-21
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Re: Craaack!

Here's one from Perry's blog that he successfully repaired. You can read about it here:

http://yungflutes.com/blog/entry/more_winter_cracks/

http://yungflutes.com/images/uploads/stevebuta218.jpg

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#9 2011-02-27 05:48:08

Kiku Day
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From: London, UK & Nørre Snede, DK
Registered: 2005-10-07
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Re: Craaack!

Wauw! Impressive crack!!!! ♡


I am a hole in a flute
that the Christ's breath moves through
listen to this music
Hafiz

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#10 2011-02-27 07:44:30

Jam
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From: Oxford, England
Registered: 2009-10-02
Posts: 254

Re: Craaack!

I had a similar crack (though not as serious) and I sent it back to my teacher, who in turn sent it back to the maker who repaired it and bound it.

Don't give up hope! Send it to someone on here (like Perry, lovely guy) and it'll be good to go in no time.

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#11 2011-02-27 18:28:42

4ExpandingBliss
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From: Fairfield, Iowa
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Re: Craaack!

Thanks for the encouragement. And I apologize for posting such a graphic violent photo, I realize it hurts!

I'm in touch with Perry now who thinks he can fix it! Will let you know the outcome. I thought for sure it was a lost cause. I had sealed it in a bag with damp cloth for a few days; the crack closed, mostly...but then mold started showing in a few spots. When I took it out, the crack opened again, even though in a humidified room. Let's see what Perry can do.

How do you keep mold from forming on a flute when it's sealed in plastic with moisture?


The softest thing in the universe
Overcomes the hardest thing in the universe.
Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching

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