The reed is crafted from cane. Other constituents used in the clarinet are cork and wax, for lining the joints, and a metal akin to silver or a cheaper alloy for the ligature, the screw
clip that holds the reed in place, and stainless steel for the spring mechanisms that work the keys. 5 Early clarinets were made with hand forged keys. The modern method is customarily die casting. Molten alloy typically German silver is forced under force into steel dies. A group of connected keys may be made in one piece during this method. Alternately, individual keys may be stamped outby a heavy stamping laptop, after which
trimmed. These particular person keys are then soldered together with silver solder to make the connected group. Next the keys are polished. Keys for good value models may be placed in a tumbling computing device, where friction and agitation of pellets in a revolving drum polish the pieces. More costly keys may be buffed in my opinion by being held in opposition t the rotating wheel of a polishing desktop.