Well, after just starting 17Keys last year and doing a few restorations and some repair work, I am back on the bench.  The business side of things had taken over and my time and doing the work that I really enjoyed had slipped.  I currently have about 6 vintage clarinets and have chosen to start, this time, with a beautiful D. Noblet.  When I purchased it, the keys were green and the instrument had the typical “old clarinet” smell.   Over the past few weeks I have cleaned and polished the instrument and it looks great.  I elected to use leather pads all around on this one.   I am now in the assembling stage.  I hope to have this completed soon so I can spend some time fine tuning.