Reed Shaping Tool
This tool design is basically the same tool I have been making for a few years with refinements in the shaping and polishing process. It is Stainless Steel and works quite well with brass reeds and will also hold up well for shaping stainless steel reeds (it just takes more pressure to work the stainless steel reeds) I use this tool constantly when customizing reed plates. It focuses pressure on exactly the part of the reed that you want to curve or straighten out and with practice becomes a very predictable extension of your fingers.
This tool now has a knife edge on the wide end that makes it easy to use for plinking reeds while you work on shaping the reed. You can also use this end of the tool for re-shaping the tip of the reed. It comes with illustrated instructions.
Here is what one customer had to say about this tool:
"I really like your Reed Shaper tool, I had one made from a brass rod and this is far superior - with the round tool you don't get a feel for the orientation of the little hook like with your tool. The angles and planes from the rectangular bar give you a lot of feedback on how it is oriented in your hand. Very nice."
Tim R, Tuscon AZ