Oboe tube cane is split and sorted by diameter and pre-gouged using a Reeds 'n Stuff pre-gouger to a thickness of approximately .90 mm in the center, english horn cane to 1.0 mm.. The cane is cut to a length of 80 mm and 98 mm for english horn, so it will need to be cut down (guillotined) to fit your gouger bed. The width of the pre-gouged oboe cane is never less than 8.0 mm.
The Reeds 'n Stuff pre-gouging machine is a crank-style pre-gouger that removes a large amount of cane in one pass. An ingenious circular blade action gouges the cane to nearly finished quality then just about five strokes with your gouging machine and you are ready to roll. Our pre-gouged cane saves wear and tear on your gouger blade meaning less frequent sharpening.