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PostPosted: 2014-10-16, 11:48    Post subject: moisture in jinashi Reply with quote

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Hello everybody,
i have recently had moisture developed in the bore of a 2 years old ji nashi shakuhachi (black bamboo) i have made. However, i did not have the same problem with any other flute i have made (there is another black bamboo, same age,with no mold). I also didnt use to play it. This year, in Greece where i live, it was too rainy even during summer. I store them on the piano, inside a moisture and sunlight protected room, with no protection bag. Does anybody have any idea on restoring this problem, and also on preventing it to happen to the rest of the flutes i have made? I have already brushed the inside and put almond oil. It is still smelling fungus!...i am thinking of putting a selfcrafted, cheap and permanent material inside but not a lacquer...
Efharisto poli (thanks a lot)
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PostPosted: 2014-10-18, 09:13    Post subject: moisture in jinashi Reply with quote

Hi, Alex. I've had this happen to me occasionally, but it doesn't seem to harm my flutes after a thorough, careful cleaning. Do you clean them through with a cloth after each playing session to dry them off? I do it nearly every time now.
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P.S. I think the jury is still out on the oil idea, but I think it's not something to put inside the bore, as it may exacerbate the problem. We need professional input here!
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PostPosted: 2014-10-20, 22:19    Post subject: moisture in jinashi Reply with quote

Usually mold is only something that happens with new jinashi shakuhachi. After that it is usually a sign that they have been kept too humid.
But when it happens do clean it out very very well with bottle brushes or tooth brushes. Let them dry very well before adding anything. When you are sure they have dried well, you can add oil. You can also add oil with lavender oil in - both to take the mold smell and also because lavender have the ability to prevent mold.
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PostPosted: 2014-10-24, 23:10    Post subject: Re: moisture in jinashi Reply with quote

Thank you very much Felix and Kiku, fornunately it has happened only in one of the flutes i have made. this was indeed two years old, maybe that was the reason. Anyway i will look after them , but i didnt use to dry them occasionally. So i will dry them and i will also use this type of oil Kiku suggested. .
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PostPosted: 2015-05-17, 18:50    Post subject: moisture in jinashi Reply with quote

i suggest you dont use almond oil, since in never dries, it only deteriorates and gets sticky.
if you want to use oils i recommend you use pure: Tung oil or Walnut oil.
other types either never dry or dont block the humidity.
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